Dinner for Two: Delicious Orange Chicken in 6 Simple Steps

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Dinner for two can be a challenge. How about a quick and easy recipe for orange chicken? You’ll find several similar recipes. This one comes from the test kitchen of Gay N. Lewis. Served with rice, this dish becomes a tasty meal and it’s appropriate for any night of the week. Orange Chicken can be made in a slow cooker, also. Add all ingredients at the same time, but remember to set the timer accordingly. This dish doesn’t take long to cook.  If you enjoy a sweet but tart pleasure with a hint of heat, this one will become a favorite.

Orange Chicken

Orange ChickenPhoto: Gay N. Lewis


  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • ½ bottle of sugar-free orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free apricot preserves
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce


  1. Wash chicken and lightly salt and pepper. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. Sauté chicken in skillet and set aside.
  3. Slice and cut apple into bite-sized pieces
  4. Sauté the apples in 1 TBS of butter and set aside.
  5. Combine marmalade, preserves, ketchup, mustard, and Tobasco into a sauce.
  6. Place chicken, apple, and sauce in skillet. Simmer on medium heat until chicken and apple are fully cooked.

Serve over rice.