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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

231 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 11.2g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 6.6g; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 212IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; folate 11.2mcg; calcium 29.1mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 28.5mg; potassium 318.1mg; sodium 357.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 6g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Very tasty This is an easy and delicious recipe. I am going to use this one a lot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More