Orange Skillet Chicken Recipe


Preparation Time8 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 8 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Broiler fryer3 1⁄2 Pound, cut up and skinned (1 cup)
 Vegetable cooking spray1
 Vegetable oil2 Teaspoon
 Brandy1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Unsweetened orange juice3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 White pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Grand marnier/Other orange flavored liqueur1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Reduced calorie orange marmalade1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon
 Water1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 983 Calories from Fat 565

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g96.4%

Saturated Fat 17.5 g87.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 297.7 mg

Sodium 413.3 mg17.2%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.07 g0.27%

Sugars 3.9 g

Protein 74 g147.7%

Vitamin A 11.1% Vitamin C 31.4%

Calcium 4.4% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Remove excess fat from chicken.
2) Wash chicken with cold water; par dry.
3) Take a large skillet and coat it with cooking spray.

4) Add oil to the skillet and place over medium-high heat until hot.
5) Add chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides.
6) Remove chicken and remove the excess oil by draining on paper towels.
7) With a paper towel, wipe the skillet.
8) Return chicken to skillet.
9) Add brandy, and heat just until warm (do nor boil), ignite brandy with a long-handled match.
10) When flames die, add orange juice, 1/2 cup water, salt, and pepper, stirring well.
11) Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
12) Add Grand Marnier, marmalade, and lemon juice.
13) Cover and simmer 10 minutes, basting occasionally.
14) Remove chicken to a serving platter, and keep warm.
15) Combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water, stirring until blended.
16) Pour cornstarch mixture into chicken liquid; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
17) Remove from heat, and spoon orange juice mixture over chicken.

18) Serve the chicken immediately with some bread and salad.