Orange Chicken Recipe for Kids

If your family loves Chinese food, they’ll love this healthier version of orange chicken. With fresh ingredients, it does not fall short on flavor.

This sweet and tangy orange chicken recipe is a healthier, homemade take on Chinese takeout that your family is sure to love.

Orange Chicken Recipe for Kids
 
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Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 1&1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic, pressed
  • 1&1/3 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 green onions (options)
Instructions
  1. Whisk ¾ cup orange juice with the orange zest, oil and brown sugar. Add smashed garlic to the mix.
  2. Pound chicken to equal thickness and then add it to the orange juice mix. Marinate 2-4 hours.
  3. Heat grill to medium high. Add chicken to the grill. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side (depending on thickness). While chicken cooks, take remaining orange juice and reduce it over high heat on the stove until it is thick and syrupy. Using kitchen shears, cut green onions into small pieces. Place grilled chicken on a platter, drizzle orange sauce over the top and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

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Hello! My name is Jill Gennett, and I'm the editor of My Life & Home. I am pleased to be able to share my unique crafting and DIY ideas with you, as well as creative ideas I've come across over the years.