Sticky Orange Baked Chicken Recipe Is What You Need Right Now by Donna John

Sticky Orange Baked Chicken Recipe Is What You Need Right Now

Orange chicken is one of my favorites. Fans of orange chicken are going to adore this easy sticky orange baked chicken recipe. Bone-in chicken is baked then glazed with a simple orange sauce that starts with orange marmalade. So easy! The sauce bakes onto the chicken and creates a spicy, sticky, sweet skin. It is irresistible.

To make this sticky orange baked chicken recipe you will need just a few simple ingredients. Here is your shopping list: chicken, oranges, olive oil, orange marmalade, low-sodium soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, garlic, fresh jalapeno and fresh cilantro.

Serve this easy dinner recipe with white rice, fried rice or coconut rice and your favorite vegetable. I served it with coconut ginger rice and roasted asparagus.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 6 - 8 bone-in chicken thighs (or your favorite chicken pieces)
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds (optional, but recommended) 
  • olive oil


  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno (remove ribs and seeds for less heat), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Use whatever bone-in chicken pieces you prefer. I used thighs and one drumstick that I had leftover from another recipe. Just keep in mind that the cooking time will change based on the size of the chicken pieces and type (breast, leg, thigh or wing). You could even roast a whole chicken and then baste the sauce on during the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • If you don't like spicy food, simply omit the chopped jalapeno. 
  • Baking the chicken on top of the sliced orange is optional, but it makes the dish so pretty and they add even more flavor.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the sauce, whisk together all the ingredients. Set aside.
  2. If using the orange, lay them on the bottom of an ovenproof skillet or baking pan. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place it on top of the orange slices. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven until chicken is almost cooked through and golden brown, about 30 to 40 minutes (this will depend on how big your chicken thighs are). When chicken is almost cooked, put a spoonful of the sauce onto each thigh and spread to cover. Bake about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 436

Total Fat: 17.6g

Saturated Fat: 4.8g

Cholesterol: 135mg

Sodium: 618mg

Total Carbohydrate: 44.8g

Dietary Fiber: 2.4g

Total Sugars: 39g

Protein: 33.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 73mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 660mg

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Dennis Prehn
Can I substitute another oil for someone who is allergic to sesame oil
Donna John
Yes, you could use vegetable oil. Or you could omit it all together. I accidently did that once, and it tasted just as delicious.
This was excellent. A win for the whole family! I just love all your recipes Donna. Thank you so much.
Donna John
Never get tired of hearing that someone enjoyed my recipe. Thanks for letting me know! More to come! Sherrijo
Elisa Schmitz
Yum, Donna John ! Easy and delicious, thank you! 🙌🏼
Randy Hise
Just tried your French Chicken recipe and it was a hit, even with my overly finicky son!!!!

I am eager to try this Orange Chicken recipe since we all enjoy Orange Chicken take out. I was wondering if I could use the tin throw away baking pans and if so does it change the cooking times?
Donna John
So happy to hear that ya'll enjoyed the french chicken! I don't think those baking pans affect the cooking time. Great idea! No cleanup! Randy Hise
Kaushik Palicha
How wonderful is this!
Donna John
It is really good! Hope you enjoy.
Noble Dental Care
The Sticky Orange Baked Chicken Recipe looks so delicious and easy to cook. Thanks for sharing this!
Donna John
Thank you! It is really good. I've made it several more times since publishing it. Let me know what you think after you make it.

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