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Easy Elegance: 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken Imagine succulent pieces of tender chicken coated in a glossy, sweet, and tangy orange glaze. 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken is the epitome of easy elegance, offering a delectable Asian-inspired dish that comes together in no time. This recipe promises the perfect balance of flavors with just three simple ingredients, making it a go-to option for busy weeknight dinners or when you’re craving homemade takeout. Prepare to indulge in the simplicity and deliciousness of this crowd-pleaser.

Sweet and Tangy Bliss

The star of this dish is the irresistible combination of sweet and tangy orange sauce that elevates the chicken to a new level of deliciousness.

Effortless Elegance

This recipe is a testament to the notion that elegance can be achieved with simplicity.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken with these variations:

  1. Sesame Sensation: Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the chicken for added texture and flavor.
  2. Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat to your orange sauce.
  3. Garlic Infusion: Sauté minced garlic in oil before adding the orange sauce for a savory twist.


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Now that you’ve discovered the easy elegance of 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken, it’s time to savor its sweet and tangy bliss. Share it with loved ones, serve it with steamed rice or stir-fried vegetables, or enjoy it as a quick and delicious dinner solution. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite variations or serving ideas with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast, depending on your preference.
  • For a healthier option, you can bake or air-fry the chicken instead of frying it.
  • Adjust the sweetness and tanginess of the sauce by adding more or less orange marmalade and soy sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh orange juice instead of orange marmalade?

While fresh orange juice can be used, it won’t have the same consistency as marmalade. You may need to adjust the sauce with additional sugar or cornstarch to achieve the desired flavor and thickness.

Can I make this dish with tofu for a vegetarian version?

Yes, you can substitute tofu for chicken to make a vegetarian version of orange tofu.



Recipe by Alexandra
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  • 1 pound 1 (450g) boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (160g) orange marmalade

  • 2 tablespoons 2 soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 1 vegetable oil

  • Optional: Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil and cook until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour the orange marmalade and soy sauce mixture over the cooked chicken.
  • Stir well to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce.
  • Continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and glaze the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is coated and the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired.
  • Serve your 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken hot over steamed rice or with your favorite side dishes.
  • Savor the easy elegance of your 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken!

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