Grilled Orange Chicken Recipe

The BEST grilled chicken breast recipe ever is called Grilled Orange Chicken. The chicken is marinated in vegetable oil, orange juice, salt, paprika, oregano, onion powder, thyme, and garlic overnight. The chicken is juicy and tender, and it tastes great the next day. We always double the recipe. SO YUM! LOVE this simple gluten-free grilled chicken breast recipe.

How to Make Grilled Orange Chicken | Chicken Recipe |

Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken 🔗

A delicious take on orange chicken! Such a bright and delicious blend of sweet, tangy and smokey flavors. Its so easy to make and that glaze will leave everyone craving more. My whole family loved this chicken!

Prep: 10min

Total: 30min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 405 kcal, Carbohydrate 17 g, Protein 44 g, Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 224 mg, Sodium 507 mg, Sugar 15 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 3 1/2 lbs boneless chicken thighs, (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley, (for garnish (optional))
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard


  1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, olive oil, hot sauce, dijon mustard and garlic.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a gallon size resealable bag, pour marinade over chicken then seal bag while pressing out excess air.
  3. Rub marinade over chicken, transfer to refrigerator and let marinate 1 – 6 hours.
  4. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to about 400 degrees.
  5. While grill is preheating prepare glaze – in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  6. Whisk in honey, orange juice, orange zest, BBQ sauce and dijon mustard and remove from heat. Set aside about 1/3 cup for serving.
  7. Grill chicken about 4 minutes per side then brush with glaze and grill until cooked through (165 degrees in center) and slightly charred about 2 minutes per side more.
  8. Serve warm with reserved glaze, garnished with parsley if desired.
  9. Recipe source: adapted slightly from the Neely’s


What is orange chicken batter made of?

Orange juice, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fresh ginger, minced garlic, red chili flakes, water, cornstarch, and orange zest are the ingredients used in the preparation of orange chicken sauce.

Is orange peel chicken the same as Orange Chicken?

The chicken is first battered by combining flour, egg, garlic salt, salt, and pepper with water. Next, the chicken is coated in cornmeal and added to the batter in a separate bowl, stirred to coat, and then fried in hot oil in a wok.

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