Orange chicken with riced cauliflower and roasted green beans with wooden chop sticks on a round white plate next to a white napkin on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Orange Chicken with Riced Cauliflower

There are many ways to make orange chicken. For this recipe, you’ll bake it in an orange sauce and serve with riced cauliflower.

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In the past, I’ve tried making Orange Chicken a few different ways. I’ve used essential oils and made it in the instant pot and I’ve also made a slow cooker version. While those are great, they require a bit more prep time.

Since I had some orange marmalade still from the last time I made it, I decided to try something a bit different this time. Justin isn’t always a fan of the texture of chicken from the instant pot or slow cooker, so we baked it this time. And, contrary to my usual MO, I actually planned and made sides with this one!

While I love potatoes, I’ve been trying to watch what we eat and make healthier choices. This time, we went with riced cauliflower as a side dish. It was really good when I poured extra sauce from the chicken over the rice and edamame.

Orange Chicken Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 18 oz orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 12 oz frozen riced cauliflower
  • 12 oz frozen edamame in the pod
Ingredients for orange chicken with riced cauliflower in stainless steel bowls on a dark wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Lay the chicken in a 2 qt casserole dish.

Two raw chicken breasts in a white casserole dish on a dark wooden surface

In a small bowl, mix the bbq sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce.

Orange chicken sauce with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a dark wooden surface

Pour the sauce over the chicken.

Orange chicken sauce covering two raw chicken breasts in a white casserole dish on a dark wooden surface

Bake for 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, prepare the riced cauliflower and edamame per directions.

Serve chicken over cauliflower with edamame.

Orange chicken with riced cauliflower and roasted green beans with wooden chop sticks on a round white plate next to a white napkin on a white surface

Leftovers

Leftover orange chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. I suggest storing leftover rice and edamame separate from the chicken. You don’t want the sauce on the chicken to make them soggy. To reheat, either microwave or place in the oven again. I actually like this cold over some spinach for a yummy salad.

Recipe

Originally Published On: December 13, 2021

Orange chicken with riced cauliflower and roasted green beans with wooden chop sticks on a round white plate next to a white napkin on a white surface

Orange Chicken with Riced Cauliflower

There are many ways to make orange chicken. For this recipe, you'll bake it in an orange sauce and serve with riced cauliflower.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
cauliflower
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chicken
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edamame
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orange
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orange chicken
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Servings: 2 pieces
5 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 18 oz orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 12 oz frozen riced cauliflower
  • 12 oz frozen edamame in the pod

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Lay the chicken in a 2 qt casserole dish
  • In a small bowl, mix the bbq sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through
  • Meanwhile, prepare the riced cauliflower and edamame per directions
  • Serve chicken over cauliflower with edamame

Notes

Nutrition facts assumes 10% retention of sauce
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Nutrition Facts
Orange Chicken with Riced Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 808mg34%
Potassium 2136mg61%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 95mg115%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Orange Chicken FAQs

Do I have to use orange marmalade?

No, it doesn’t have to be marmalade. You can use any type of jam or jelly. I like the chunks in the marmalade.

Can I make orange chicken gluten-free?

Yes, if you omit the soy sauce from this recipe, then it should be gluten-free. Make sure to check all ingredients labels.

How do I eat edamame?

Edamame is cooked in the pods, but then you want to squeeze the beans out when you eat it. Discard the shells.
Src: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-cook-and-serve-edamame#how-to-serve-edamame

21 thoughts on “Orange Chicken with Riced Cauliflower”

  1. We used to make orange chicken all the time. WE loved this certain sauce and they stopped making it! For sure trying your recipe as we miss it so much!

  2. Melanie Edjourian

    5 stars
    I’ve never made riced cauliflower before for my family. I’d love to try this dish it sounds tasty.

  3. 5 stars
    I recently had this at a chinese restuarant but if i wouldve known its this easy to make, id just make it myself! Yummy!

  4. I didn’t realize the slow cooker gave a different texture to chicken. I’m a vegetarian who cooks meat for the family, so that tip is good for me to know. Your Orange Chicken recipe sounds nice.

  5. thank you for this wonderful recipe! this is something that i can eat without the guilt! although, I haven’t personally tried eating riced cauliflower but I am sure it goes well with this chicken recipe.

  6. Wow! This looks really delicious and your post made me crave for some orange chicken. Will try to get some ingredients and try your recipe. Thank you for sharing this.

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