4-Ingredient Orange Chicken Recipe Is Dinner Done in 20 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

4-Ingredient Orange Chicken Recipe Is Dinner Done in 20 Minutes

Chicken nuggets are a family favorite – especially with the kiddos. This easy orange chicken recipe elevates those nuggets into a meal the whole family will enjoy. With four simple ingredients, it's the budget-friendly recipe you need.

The four ingredients are pantry staples: chicken nuggets, orange marmalade, barbecue sauce and soy sauce. Yep, these simple ingredients combine to make a family-pleasing dinner for any day of the week. You could use cooked chicken pieces that were baked or grilled for a healthier option.

Serve this crispy orange chicken recipe with rice for a complete meal. If you have time, make some crispy egg rolls or fried rice to go with it!

Cuisine: Asian / American
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes to cook chicken nuggets
Total Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 5 - 6 cups frozen chicken nuggets, cooked according to package directions (from a family-size bag)
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Here's how to make it:

  1. Stir together the orange marmalade, barbecue sauce and soy sauce in a small saucepot. Warm over low heat until hot. (You could also microwave it.)
  2. Put the cooked chicken into a serving bowl. Add the heated sauce and toss to coat.  

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a fantastic idea. So simple yet so delicious! The whole family will love it.
The kids will freak out over these.

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