We took a little break from cooking in the kitchen over the summer because honestly, all we do is grill outdoors. Something happens though when Fall rolls around. The crisp air and change of season, makes my mom and I like to cook inside again. Today, we are sharing this easy kid-friendly orange glazed chicken dinner that we made a few weeks ago and I am a sucker for orange marmalade so this recipe was right up my alley. The best part, my son and teen family friend made this in less than 25 minutes.
My son is 11 years old and has been taking cooking classes. I absolutely love that he enjoys cooking and hope is always does. I told him, cooking a delicious meal someday for his girlfriend will earn him big bonus points and his response was, “Momma, I am not cooking for any girl except you , grammie and maybe my sisters.” -haha.
Orange Glazed Chicken Dinner
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade
- 1/4 cup cherry spreadable fruit I used Polaner All Fruit
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp buter
- 1 tsp smoked bourbon flavored marinade sauce or you can use real bourbon
- In a large skillet over med-heat, add oil.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over rinsed / patted dry chicken
- Add chicken to skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until done
- Remove chicken from pan and keep warm
- Place marmalade, soy sauce and spreadable cherry fruit in a small pan and boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until thick. Stir to prevent sticking. Add bourbon and butter and spread mixture over chicken.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.
Not only is this a quick dinner idea, it’s fairly healthy with the exception of the glaze. It adds just enough flavor to taste good but not overdoing it with a ton of calories. Feel free to use low sodium ingredients too , to cut down on the salt.
Related: Gram’s Baked Chicken and Rice Dinner
Here is our latest Chicken Caprese Recipe that puts a total spin on boring old chicken!
We tend to eat a lot of chicken especially when I am on my kick of trying to eat healthy. My weakness is carbs though and sugar. I love rice and potatoes but the older I get, the carbs just stick to my body. I use to be able to eat whatever (literally) I wanted and never had to worry. Something happens when you have a child and hit 40 years old! -ha. So chicken and fish are go-to staples in our house when it comes to meals. Oh, and we love ground turkey too. My mom found a great turkey loaf recipe loaded with veggies that I will share soon. If you are looking for chicken dinner ideas, be sure to check out our Food Page. On another note, my grandparents are pretty status quo (knock on wood). My grandfather is still going to camp everyday until 3pm and then does his coloring later in the day. The people at the nursing home bring him to the next building over from the Nursing Home to attend camp everyday and honestly, I don’t know what will happen when he can’t go anymore. That’s an entire other story for another day but of course, it all revolves around insurance. My gram is managing although she is pretty tired and not her peppy self. Her outlook on life has completely changed and I don’t blame her for feeling the way she does. I will share more on that later next week.