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August 15, 2020

Orange Chicken

By Ange's Table

Good morning to you.  Happy Weekend.  

I hope you have planned exactly what you want to do today. 

Today I want to share with you a recipe I came up with, on the fly really.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to have for dinner.  That happens a lot around here.  I took chicken out of the freezer, but had no idea what I wanted to do with it.

So after standing with the refrigerator door open staring into the abyss, I saw mandarin oranges in the fruit draw.  Bingo!  Orange Chicken it is. 

You might be thinking, Orange Chicken has a batter, and is fried, right?  Not this chicken.  I marinated our chicken in the most flavorful orange sauce, grilled the chicken, then poured the reduced marinade on the chicken for an extra pop of flavor.

This Orange Chicken is a winner in my book!

squeeze orange juice with zest orange chicken
Zest and juice the oranges
orange chicken sauce in measuring cup
Mix the marinade right in your measuring cup for quick clean up
orange chicken marinating
You can see all the flavor in that chicken
cooking orange chicken on bbq with sauce in pot
Cook down the marinade while you are grilling the chicken
boiled down orange chicken sauce
Look how thick and sticky it gets
cooking orange chicken on bbq
Perfect grill marks
platter of orange chicken
Orange Chicken is a flavor explostion in your mouth!

Orange Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 2 mandarin oranges, zest and juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 6 Tbsp coconut amino
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp green onions

Mix orange juice, zest, honey, vinegar, ginger, garlic, green onion and 4 Tbsp of the coconut aminos together.  

Pour over chicken to marinate.  You can also add in the squeezed oranges for more flavor.

Set chicken in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours to marinate.  The longer, the more flavor you will get.

When ready to cook, preheat your grill to medium high.

Cook chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165’F.

Pour remaining marinade into a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Cook for 5 minutes to reduce it down just a bit.  Add in 2 Tbsp of coconut aminos.  Stir well.

Serve with the chicken for an added pop of flavor.


This Orange Chicken was bursting with flavor.  I know you will love it as much as we did.


Leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table.  Can’t wait to hear how much you loved this!