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Orange Glazed Chicken

This is a simple, economical and delicious family meal idea I got from my dear long time walking friend. I like to make it with chicken thighs and serve it with orange raisin rice on the side.

  • 10 -12 pieces of chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper, garlic powder 
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (scooped out of the tin)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper and garlic powder or preferred seasoning salt.
  2. Bake on foil lined cookie sheet at 375° F for 40 minutes
  3. In a small pot, bring orange juice, butter and ginger to boil. Spoon over chicken and bake another 20 minutes.
Orange rice
Add one tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate per cup of water to rice. Add 3 - 4 tablespoons of raisins just before rice is done, so it plumps.

For extra flavor and tenderness, marinate the chicken in buttermilk or yogurt for a few hours. Drain, season and follow above method.
Have fresh ginger on hand in the freezer to finely grate when needed, then return to freezer.


  1. I don't think I've ever done this one. .and I can imagine it would be great with rice and veggies. . thanks Anneliese.

  2. what a delicious sounding and looking recipe, this one's a keeper

  3. Simple...and very yummy looking!

  4. THis is a great dish Anneliese
    I do a similar recipe using fresh lemon juice lots of garlic and olive oil instead and marinate the chickens at least 8 hours... then bake them in the marinade...
    trust me you will lick your fingers. Make sure you have some bread to collect the sauce.
    I never flavoured my rice with juice before I cook my pilaf with chicken stock or vegetable stock..
    I have to give this a try.

  5. What a beautiful plate of food: nutrition, portion and colour balanced.

    I still have a hen to cut up. She's so big, my hand so sore. Maybe I'll roast her in one piece, with this recipe. I've decided to do that more often, even though all but one thigh and a bit of breast meat will get packaged up and frozen, cooked, for other meals. Well, it was Earth Day on Saturday and I resolved to be more aware of how much of the Earth's resources I use, all the time, not only one day.

  6. What a wonderful blog! I am going to try this recipe and also the one for the Maple Twist Rolls from Charlotte.

  7. Oh yum! I was searching for something like this for turkey.. hmmm, I think this could be the recipe to use. Thanks!

    with love,

  8. You post on my page says your new recipe should be AIR BUNS, but it still says orange chicken...???

  9. Thanks for the recipe! Made it for dinner last night and delish!!! I did marinate the chicken in the sauce overnight and then sweetend w/ a little brown sugar and boiled the sauce before brushing it on while cooking. Thanks again!

  10. Arlette, thank you for the idea to marinate the chicken first.
    Colleen, thank you for trying it and letting us know. I will try that next time.

  11. Do you ladies have a book, or CD with your recipes? I feel like I keep taking...I print them off. I'd be happy to pay for them. Your recipes are so wonderful, and so "normal". I haven't had to go to one specialty store to find an ingredient! Thank you !


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