Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk broth, vinegar, marmalade, mustard and cornstarch in a medium bowl.

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  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 4 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and shallots to the pan and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 30 seconds. Whisk the broth mixture and add it to the pan. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook until the sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Add the chicken; return to a simmer. Cook, turning once, until the chicken is heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in orange zest.

Tips

Tip: Chicken tenders are the virtually fat-free strips of rib meat typically found attached to the underside of chicken breasts. They can also be purchased separately. Four 1-ounce tenders will yield a 3-ounce cooked portion. Tenders are perfect for quick stir-fries, chicken satay or kid-friendly breaded “chicken fingers.”

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 357 mg sodium. 10.2 g carbohydrates; 24.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2013
Easy and Tasty I left out the vinegar and mustard but otherwise followed the recipe and it was a great easy dinner. Pros: Great flavour; easy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2013
Easy to make but not an exciting dish I followed this recipe as is and thought it was good though a little bland. I was expecting more of an orange flavor to be honest. I had no problems getting the sauce to thicken with 1 tsp of cornstarch as stated in the recipe and thought it coated the chicken really nicely. I can definitely see this as a good starting point though with some tweaking.:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2012
Very good but a few changes needed After making this I'm going to change the following: 1. 1/4 Cup Orange Marmalade 2. 1 Tablespoon dijon 3. 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch As is the sauce is a bit too runny and doesn't spoon out well over the chicken. It could also use a wee bit more flavor (I didn't include the shallots because my B/F can't do onions) so I'm going to beef up the marmalade dijon and cornstarch to hopefully resolve this issue. Quite a nice dish! I'm looking forward to trying it with the adjustments! Pros: Relatively simple and quite flavorful Cons: Sauce is too runny as is Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2012
I made only two changes to this recipe and it was perfect! Very very tasty meal and easy to make. However I wasn't a fan of the sauce the first time. I found it too watery. The second time I made it I did two teaspoons of cornstarch instead of one and the sauce was perfect! Nicer thicker consistency. I also microwaved a sweet potato for 10 min. /- depending on the size of it cut it up and added it to the recipe and it was MMMMMMMMMMM. Sweet potato and orange go so well together. Pros: Easy to make very tasty. Cons: Thin sauce but I fixed that. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
Yummy for the whole family This was a simple and delicious meal that my entire family loved. The sauce was thinner than I thought but it was perfect! We served it with 90 second brown chicken rice and steamed broccoli. Pros: Fast easy healthy crowd pleaser Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2011
So good... This was such a good dish. We didn't have the orange zest but we used a chunky marmalade that had zest in it. The family loved it! Pros: delicious and healthy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is incredibly simple to make and it can be paired with lots of things. I prefer it with a green salad. This isn't a special recipe but a good go to when you don't want to go through a lot of effort for a tasty dinner. Andreea Seattle WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used apricot preserves instead of orange marmalade and thought it was bland. Marci Malvern PA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this but substituted pheasant tenders which can be somewhat dry. Not a problem though. It was very tasty and there were no leftovers. Served it with short grain brown rice. Connie Milwaukee WI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy recipe to make and flavor was delightful. Would definitely make again! Jan McManus Largo FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used Mango Chutney instead of Orange Marmalade for this and it was fantistic! Valerie Traverse City MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used coarse ground dijon mustard and doubled the zest. This made for an easy weeknight dinner with pantry staples (if I subbed onion for the shallot). Very tasty. Carrie Meridian ID Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We liked this recipe and would definitely make it again for a quick weeknight dinner. The flavors blended together well and it wasn't cloyingly sweet. MiseEnPlace San Ramon CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this tonight with a few substitutions: onion for shallots apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar Wondra flour for cornstarch. It was okay but the orange flavor was quite delicate. I didn't have any oranges for zest; maybe that was the issue. I'll see if it's any better as leftovers tomorrow. It did come together quickly so it would be a great weeknight dinner. Colleen Bowie MD Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good recipe. Used orange marmalade and also added one tablespoon of honey. Made a huge different in taste. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Not good at all. Strange flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This one's a keeper. I generally don't like red wine vinegar so I substituted the slightly sweeter balsamic. Otherwise made as written (we generally have shallots and a good French dijon in the house). Sweet tangy complex - and it smelled beautiful when I sprinkled on the freshly grated orange zest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A good recipe to start with but needs some heat -- I am going to add a few drops of chili oil next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love.. love... love... I'm always pressed for time after I get off work and running errands after but wanting a good meal rather than something generic like frozen pizza.. real tasty and cheap! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for dinner tonight and loved it! I did however change the recipe just a bit. Instead of orange marmalade I used apricot preserves and the juice of an orange. (all the jars of orange marmalade at my local grocer had high fructose corn syrup in them... yuck!) I also added oregano a teaspoon of honey and a touch of raw sugar to the mixture. Right before I added the chicken to the thickened sauce I added three minced garlic cloves. I let the chicken cook in the sauce for about five extra minutes. My picky eater boyfriend and I loved it! Renee Fayetteville AR Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was pretty good but it was GREAT the next day after the chicken soaked in the juice all night! And super fast to make! I used garlic and dried onion instead of shallots because it was what I had on hand. I liked the extra garlic flavor. I will make this again (and again!) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Made this exactly as the recipe stated. Good flavor; served with brown rice and tossed green salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was quick easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
SO easy to make! SO full of flavor! Not a person was talking when dinner was placed on the table that includes a picky 3 yr old. I did add a table spoon on honey and salt(a given). Served with the brown rice and salad! So going on the house menu! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I loved the flavor. Good dish when you are in a hurry. I have never had orange on anything before this so good. After cooking it a couple of times I now have the ingredients down to a science but I found the 1st couple of times I made it the sauce was a little thin now I just add more marmalade and liquids Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I made the recipe exactly as stated except I used chicken breasts instead of tenders because I happened to have them in the house. For a very low fat low calorie recipe my boyfriend and I both really liked it and I would definitely make it again. It is also quick. I am on weight watchers and a lot of the eating well recipes well MOST of them are perfect for use on any health or weight loss program. I get so sick of eating plain grilled chicken or fish. This was very flavorful - we ate it with couscous.....and vegetables. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
AMAZING! This is -hands down- one of my favorite recipes from eatingwell.com! Great flavor easy to prepare so yummy you forget it's HEALTHY! Highly recommended! Pros: Great flavor filling Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Amazing Loved it....The aroma itself was so lovely. Pros: Easy to make low in fat and tastes like a juicy orange chicken recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Easy Savory/Sweet I made this for my grandma and mom one night. We all love orange marmalade and this is no exception! The sauce isn't too sweet but still ahs that marmalade taste. Served with goat cheese mashed potatoes oven roasted broccoli and homemade whole wheat Irish soda bread. Pros: Easy and delicious Cons: Used too many dishes Read More