Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers

Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers

5 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

The simple, sweet orange glaze for the chicken can be whipped up fast; marinating time is just 15 minutes and the marinade caramelizes deliciously on the grill. Serve this with carrot sticks and baked potato wedges, tossed with herbs and olive oil.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1½ tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


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  1. Cut chicken crosswise into ¾-inch-wide strips. Whisk mustard, orange juice concentrate, honey, sesame oil and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the chicken and toss to combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare grill or preheat the broiler. Oil the grill rack (see Tip) or coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Remove the chicken strips from the marinade, discarding remaining marinade. Grill or broil the chicken until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season with salt and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 171 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 33 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 15 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 336 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

Reviews 5

April 27, 2011
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By: anewman
Quick & Easy! Overall, this was a great weeknight dinner when you're in a hurry. I served it with sweet potato fries on the side. It did taste to me like it was lacking a bit of flavor, although I forgot to salt & pepper my chicken before cooking. I also cooked these in a wok on the stove top instead of on the grill. I poured the marinade in with the chicken and let it cook in that. The glaze did turn out really nicely. I would probably make this again in a hurry. You could prep a lot beforehand. Pros: Quick, Easy, Few ingredients Cons: Could use more flavor
February 03, 2011
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By: ellenj.foster
Add more orange I used real fresh squeezed orange juice, approx. 1/2 of a cup (juice from 1 orange), instead of the very small amount called for in the recipe. If you have oranges lying, I would recommend that instead of the orange concentrate. You could definitely taste the orange when we cooked it. Also, I used some of the marinade for tofu (because I am a vegetarian) and the tofu tasted delicious! Pros: Quick and Simple. Can use marinade for tofu as well. Delicious! Cons: Doesn't call for enough orange juice
September 09, 2010
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By: Mitchell Hellman
I found this recipe to be weak in flavor; the orange juice didn't seem to come through much at all.
May 10, 2010
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By: lmarryat
This was a fast and easy recipe made with ingredients I had on hand. Everyone enjoyed it although the kids said it was a little spicy (?) I think it was the pepper. I added less than the recipe called for because I thought 1/4 tsp was a lot. My husband and I thought it was fine. If you are making this for kids you might want to tone down on the pepper.
January 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I don't know if I would focus on the "Orange" in the title. This is more of a honey mustard grilled chicken. Still tasty, but the orange flavor barely shines through. I did use 1 1/2 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate straight out of the frozen can, so I did follow the recipe exactly. I still enjoy the marinade. Also the calorie count on this is lower than it shows. You don't end up using all the marinade. So if you're calorie conscious, I wouldn't focus on the stats listed. It's assuming your chicken had all the marinade integrated into it. Which it won't.
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