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Super Delicious Orange Walnut Chicken Recipes

Updated on July 7, 2014

Orange Chicken

Orange Walnut Chicken is a sweet, tangy treat. Some believe it's a Chinese dish, others have no idea where this delicious dish got it's start. As close as I can tell it was first made in China. As it gained popularity in the different countries, they added their own special touches to make it their own.

As this sweet, tangy dish gathered popularity it also gain a couple of new names. Depending on who you talk to it can be Orange Chicken, Tangerine Chicken, and even Orange Peel Chicken. As you can tell it has branched out.

The recipe I am including in this hub is an Orange Walnut Chicken. It's Orange Chicken with a twist. The walnuts add a satisfying crunch to this dish. I show how to make this dish to serve 6 people. The reason for this is so you will have extra chicken left over to use in two other dishes. This way you cook once and eat three meals. Hope you enjoy.

Orange Marinade Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 cup frozen orange juice, thawed

4 tbsp canola oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp Ready to Use minced garlic

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4 chicken breasts, halved


Directions:

Combine all ingredients, stir to blend well.

Place in large sealable plastic bag and add chicken breasts.

Place in refrigerate to marinade for 2+ hours.

Cover remaining marinade and store in refrigerator.


NOTE: You can marinate chicken all day while working. The longer you marinate the tanger it becomes.

Looks delicious doesn't it?
Looks delicious doesn't it? | Source

Orange Walnut Chicken Recipe

Instructions:

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 tbsp margarine

1 large white onion,, thinly sliced

1/2 cup orange marmalade

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup reconstituted lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

3 tbsp grated orange peel

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions:

Now you are ready to cook the marinated chicken.

Place olive oil in a large pan and saute chicken, turning often until chicken is cooked through. This should take about 15 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, saute the chopped walnuts in the butter until lightly browned.

Remove walnuts and add onions, saute until transparent.

Add rest of ingredients and remaining marinade and simmer for 15 minutes.

NOTE: This is a delicious recipe that makes a tender juicy chicken. It's good served over rice or gently sauteed baby spinach leaves.

Great idea for leftover chicken.
Great idea for leftover chicken. | Source

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Directions:

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp grated orange peel

1 bag mixed salad greens

2 med cucumbers, thinly sliced

2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drained

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup white onion slices

1/4 cup green pepper slices

2 cups chopped leftover orange walnut chicken

Directions:

Beat orange juice, vinegar, oil, sugar and orange zest in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended and set aside.

Toss salad greens with cucumbers, oranges, walnuts, onions, green peppers, and chicken in large salad bowl. Add orange juice mixture; mix lightly.

Serve immediately.

Delicious pasta salad using leftover chicken for Orange Walnut Chicken Recipe.
Delicious pasta salad using leftover chicken for Orange Walnut Chicken Recipe. | Source

Citrus Walnut Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

8 oz spiral pasta

2 cups chopped chicken, leftover from Citrus Chicken recipe

1 gouda cheese, cut in 1/4 inch cubes

1 cup celery, cut in thin slices

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

1 small can black olives, halved

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Dressing:

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon brown mustard

2 tsp sugar

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp rice vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place walnuts on cookie sheet in a single layer in bake for 8 to 10 minutes checking frequently.

Set aside and let cool.

Cook pasta as the package directs, drain and let cool completely.

For dressing, mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to blend.

Add dressing to pasta, chicken, cheese, celery, red onion, walnuts, parsley, and black olives.

Toss gently to mix.

Makes six servings.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Patty, it's a really delicious recipe.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I really enjoy the healthy walnuts, so I will defintely be trying these recipes. Thanks!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DDE, the recipes are all delicious. I hope you try one.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sounds a lovely meal and looks a creative recipe with the many ingredients it must have a unique taste.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      moonlake, thy are soooo good. Thanks.

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      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      All these recipes sound so good I know they must be delicious. Will have to try them. Voted up.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy W, so do I. They save so much time and work. Glad you like them.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I absolutely love recipes which you can make once and then use leftovers to make other meals. All 3 of these recipes sound delicious. Up and useful votes and happy to share with my followers. Can't wait to taste test these!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      drbj, for years I have been ordering orange chicken when eating at a Chinese restaurant. I finally tried making a version of it at home. It is delicious.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      kidscrafts, thanks. i know you'll enjoy them.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      vocalcoach, I bet it will be delicious. Let me know how it turns out.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      aviannovice, I know you'll love them.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      always exploring, this is the first recipe where I used oranges and walnuts together. I was a little leary before I tasted it. It is delicious.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      LaThing, you'll love the chicken. It is so sweet, tangy, and the walnuts add that tiny bit of a crunch.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      kashmir56, you're welcome. Thanks for sharing.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Careermommy, these recipes are great. You'll love them.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      CozyPozy, thanks. This chicken is good to the last sliver. I had to include recipes for the leftovers.

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      I often order orange peel chicken in Chinese restaurants, KK Gals, so you know I will be trying your delicious-looking recipe. And also the one for chicken salad. Thanks for sharing them.

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Your recipes look just delicious! I will try them for sure!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I'm trying this delicious recipe using salmon - I'm a vegetarian more or less :) I'm crazy about orange and walnuts. Want to thank you for sharing this super recipe. Up and more.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are all fabulous recipes. I think I would like them all, so when I am in a chicken mood, I will give them a try.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks and sounds very delicious. I love chicken and walnuts, never thought of using them together. The salad looks yummy yoo. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will certainly try it...

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      LaThing 

      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Great ideas! I love walnut, and oranges...... They all look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. :)

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      All of these recipes sound so awesome and yummy . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      These recipes look absolutely delicious! I think I will try the chicken pasta salad. I will try with my co-workers first, then my family. Thanks for the recipes!

    • CozyPozy profile image

      CozyPozy 

      5 years ago from USA

      How handy! The recipe plus recipes for the leftovers. Thanks for sharing!

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