Oh how I wish you could smell this orange baked chicken! And the taste is even better than the smell. I love it because it is a little different recipe than the regular orange chicken coated with corn starch and soy sauce. It works up quickly, however you do need to let it marinate for at least 2 hours to get that sweet taste.
If you don’t care for coconut, or if you have an allergy, just leave out the coconut, because the honey makes it a nice flavor. If you want to get fancy you can even add a little grated orange rind.
I hope that you will try this out tonight! It is nice and crunchy, not soggy. Take my word, your family will thank you. We like to eat it on rice, and if you add a vegetable, you are set. It is so good and wonderful. If your family is like mine, you better be one of the first to the table or someone just might eat your share.
Also the weather here is a little gray so this orange chicken will make your day a little brighter. And for the best thing of all, it is even something the grand kids will eat. (Score)
What Ingredients Do I Need for Orange Baked Chicken?
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this meal (scroll down for the full recipe):
- 2-3 pounds of chicken breast, (cut into strips)
- 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups corn flakes, crushed
- 3/4 cup coconut, sweetened and flaked
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
How Do I Make Orange Baked Chicken?
Here’s the simple steps you’ll follow to make this meal (scroll down for the full recipe):
- Cut 2-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 1 inch strips.
- Mix together, 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed), 1 slightly beaten egg, 4 Tbsp honey, and 1/4 tsp salt
- Marinate chicken in the orange juice, egg, honey, and salt mixture for at least 2 hours.
- Mix together 1 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes and 3/4 cup sweetened, flaked coconut.
- Take chicken that has been marinated, and coat it with the corn flakes and coconut mixture.
- Place chicken in a lightly greased 9″ X 13″ pan.
- Melt 1/2 cup butter in a microwave safe bowl.
- Drizzle butter over the top of the chicken.
- Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 20 more minutes.
So what kind of yummy food do you love to eat with orange chicken? Do you add rice or do you enjoy a roll, slice of bread or even a croissant, or do you like to not eat bread since the chicken is already kind of breaded?
This time of year, I really like to eat asparagus, but whatever you do, please do not offer me brussel sprouts! I know that there are a lot of people who really enjoy eating them, but I am not one of them. I tried them one day, and I like to eat pretty healthy, so I just knew that I was going to really enjoy them.
Well, I was wrong, at least for myself. 🙂 Now if you like it, good for you. I think that I will stick to asparagus, green beans or carrots. I do love corn too, but I try not to eat too much corn, just because there is so much controversy out there.
So, I hope you get a chance to try orange baked chicken, please let me know if do. Let me know what you think and if you have any side dishes that you like with it. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful spring.
Tips and Tricks For Orange Baked Chicken:
- I use the frozen concentrate orange juice, because it is not diluted, but you could also use fresh squeezed orange juice. Mmmm I think that would be fantastic.
- Make sure to cover the chicken when you bake it so it doesn’t get too dried out.
More Delicious Chicken Recipes For You:
Crock Pot Orange Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Orange baked chicken is so good, coated in crushed corn flakes and coconut. It is a nice change from the orange chicken coated in corn starch and soy sauce. This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
Orange Baked Chicken
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 670Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 264mgSodium 482mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 73g
Orange baked chicken is so good, coated in crushed corn flakes and coconut. It is a nice change from the orange chicken coated in corn starch and soy sauce.
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix