Chinese Orange Honey Chicken

Z Fan Favorite Recipe - Chinese Orange Honey Chicken


  • Grated zest from 2 oranges
  • 4 tablespoons honey (we suggest Orange Blossom or Toyon)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 whole chickens cut into pieces and trimmed of fat and extra skin


• Combine first 8 ingredients (Zest, Honey, Tamari, Ginger, OJ, Sesame Oil, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes)

• Toss with the chicken, coating each piece well (a large ziplock bag or two works great!)

• Cover and refrigerate overnight


• Preheat oven to 375F

• Place in baking pan, with space between each piece, and season with salt and pepper

• Pour 2/3 cup of the marinade into the pan

• Bake for 1 hour, basting chicken every 15-20 minutes


• Pour all the leftover marinade into a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes to thicken

• Drizzle over cooked chicken & garnish with scallions

• Eat it! Serve with rice, grilled vegetables and a fine bottle of your favorite honey wine for the perfect balanced dinner!

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