Marmalade Chicken for Two

Marmalade Chicken for Two

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 8 ounces chicken tenders
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


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  1. Whisk broth, vinegar, marmalade, mustard and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 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.
  3. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and shallot 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.
  • Note: 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 information

  • Per serving: 231 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 212 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 357 mg sodium; 318 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 3½ lean meat

Reviews 4

January 24, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty This is an easy and delicious recipe. I am going to use this one a lot.
January 15, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
quick, easy and delicious i really don't cook, and this recipe was so quick and easy. i like spice, so i added a couple of habaneros with the shallots, and it definitely gave it a kick, but in a good way.
December 15, 2010
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By: hmmurdock
Great with pork chops too! Decided to substitute pork chops in place of the chicken, just had to brown the chops a little longer before removing from the pan. Very quick and simple to pull together. Lots of flavor. I think this will be a go to from now on.
November 20, 2009
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By: Eloise
VERY GOOD AND EASY. Added more marmalade and no rind. Used leftover white rice -added raisins and green onion -- delish with sauce. DH loved it. This is a keeper.
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