This Grilled Orange Chicken recipe has a delicious orange flavor! It can be served over rice or leave the orange chicken on the skewers to serve as kabobs.
When I was a kid, the only Chinese foods I knew were Chicken Chow Mein, fried rice and fortune cookies. I have countless memories of eating chicken chow mein with my parents and grandparents. They usually picked up from a local Chinese restaurant after church, on the way to one of our houses. The chicken came in a takeout container with cooked celery and sauce. The other containers held white rice, crispy noodles and cashews.
When I was very young, I would only eat rice and crispy noodles with soy sauce on them. Eventually, I came to love the whole combination of chicken chow mein. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I finally tried some other Asian chicken dishes like lemon chicken, sesame chicken and orange chicken. Last year, I shared a 30 Minute Skillet Recipe for Orange Chicken that my family loves. Now that summer is in full swing and cooking on the grill is where it’s at, I decided to make Grilled Orange Chicken and I am excited to share the recipe with you today.
First cut three boneless, skinless chicken breast into pieces. Make the orange chicken marinade by mixing together orange juice concentrate, soy sauce and olive oil. Add the chicken pieces and marinate for 20 minutes.
Put the pieces of chicken on skewers. Dip a paper towel in olive oil and use tongs to lightly brush the oil over the grill grates. Grill the orange chicken kabobs over medium heat, for 6-8 minutes, turning every couple of minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked.
To make the orange chicken sauce, whisk together orange juice concentrate, barbecue sauce, olive oil and corn starch until smooth. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes, until thickened.
You can brush the orange chicken sauce on the grilled orange chicken skewers and serve them as kabobs, I wanted to have my grilled orange chicken on rice, so I removed all of the chicken from the skewers.
Pour the sauce over the grilled orange chicken pieces and stir to coat. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Serve over rice, noodles, quinoa or even cauliflower rice! This grilled orange chicken has a fantastic orange flavor from the juice concentrate and it is super easy to make for a weeknight dinner.
The marinade resulted in very good texture and the sauce/seeds/green onions made the presentation look great!
Very “organgy” – it is Orange Chicken after all, but it seems too sweet. I wonder if some cider or similar addition would cut down on the sweetness. Also, the marinade and sauce would have been enough for 3 pounds of chicken.
Thanks for a good recipe!
I love Chickens and grill. I will try to make this for weekend
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How cool is that?! I’ll take the traffic from whatever source! 🙂
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Oh!! I am totally making this! I was looking for a lighter orange chicken recipe just last night — the grill will do the trick!
Stephanie @ PlainChicken says
Looks delicious!! I’m always looking for new grilled chicken recipes. Can’t wait to try!
Thank you Stephanie!
WANDA LE BEAU says
THIS IS FOR DINNER TONIGHT. I HAVE EVERY THING IN THE FRIG.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I love Chinese! This looks amazing. When I think of Chow Mein I think of the can… oh yes I went there 🙂
LOL! I think I did too when I first got married!