Are you a fan of sweet and savory dishes? Look no further! In this article, we’ll show you how to make a mouthwatering Sweet BBQ Orange Chicken recipe that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.
Today is all about easy dinner recipes and I’m sharing a recipe for Sweet BBQ Orange Chicken that will satisfy your cravings for both sweet and savory flavors. I love this orange chicken recipe with frozen popcorn chicken because it’s super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes.
To create this finger-licking dish, you’ll need a few key ingredients. First, you’ll need chicken tenders or popcorn chicken. Now you can make your own (we’ve got a recipe for homemade chicken nuggets over on BigBearsWife.com, or you can buy frozen chicken nuggets like we did for this 3 Ingredient Orange Chicken.
Next, you’ll need orange marmalade and BBQ Sauce. See our notes below about the sweetness and the BBQ sauce. Let’s make this easy orange chicken recipe now!
Ingredients For Orange Marmalade BBQ:
- frozen popcorn chicken
- BBQ sauce
- orange marmalade
Ingredient amounts and entire recipe directions in recipe card below with print option!
Which Brands Did I Use For These Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packets?
Sometimes when it comes to Semihomemade recipe that use packaged foods to create meals, the brands of items can make or break a dish. I don’t think this ALWAYS happens but I do know that not all packaged items are created equally.
Frozen Popcorn Chicken – I love to use the Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken for this recipe and my General Tso’s Chicken.
BBQ Sauce – Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce – if you don’t want the sauce to be super sweet, use a plain BBQ sauce instead of a sweet one.
Orange Marmalade – Smucker’s Sweet Orange Marmalade*
You can make a simple Orange chicken sauce with soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, ginger and garlic powder but we’re doing “super super easy” with this recipe.
I may share that sauce recipe soon… let me know if you’d like it!
How To Make Sweet BBQ Orange Chicken:
We’re using frozen popcorn chicken for this semi homemade recipe. I love the Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place frozen chicken pieces on baking sheet. Cook 15 to 20 minutes.
We’re going to use 2 cups of this sweet orange marmalade.
And 1 cup of Barbecue sauce – We’re using Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce.
Add BBQ sauce and orange marmalade to a sauce pan and Heat sauce mixture on medium heat until hot.
Add popcorn chicken to sauce and toss gently to coat.
If you like extra sauce, make double the sauce recipe.
What Do I Serve With Sweet BBQ Orange Chicken?
Now it’s time for some delicious sides.
A fresh, crisp salad with a tangy dressing is always a great choice, as it adds a contrasting texture and flavor to the juicy chicken. A classic baked potato with all the toppings is another side dish that will leave your taste buds satisfied.
For a more unique twist, try roasting some seasonal vegetables like carrots, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes. The natural sweetness of the veggies will pair perfectly with the tangy and flavorful chicken. And if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, whip up a batch of garlic bread or cornbread.
This dish is also perfect over rice!
Can We Make This NOT So Sweet?
Absolutory! I used Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce for this recipe so that made it pretty sweet. However, if you choose a BBQ sauce that isn’t already sweet, you’ll find that the BBQ sauce will help cut down on the sweetness.
How To Store Orange Chicken:
You can store this in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2-3 days. The chicken will soak up the sauce as it sit in the fridge so you may want to make another batch of sauce to stir with the reheat chicken.
More Easy Chicken Recipes:
- Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packets
- Slow Cooker Apple Butter BBQ Chicken
- Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake
More Take Out Copycat Recipes:
Sweet BBQ Orange Chicken
- 24 oz frozen bag popcorn chicken*
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 2 cups orange marmalade
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place frozen chicken pieces on baking sheet.
- Cook 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add BBQ sauce and orange marmalade to a sauce pan.
- Heat sauce mixture on medium heat until hot.
- Add popcorn chicken to sauce and toss gently to coat.
- If you like extra sauce, make double the sauce recipe.
- Serve with rice.
* I like to use the Tyson Any'tizers Popcorn Chicken
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