Sticky Marmalade Chicken is ideal to eat outside on a sunny day. It’s good hot or cold and, as you don’t want to be spending time inside when the sun is shining, it is super quick and easy to make.
Al Fresco Eating
Last week we had the longest warm spell of weather that I can remember for a long time, we had about 10 days of sunshine with temperatures of 24-26C, which is pretty unusual in Scotland.
One of my greatest pleasures on warm days is to eat outside on our patio. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner it seems to taste better when eaten outside.
Marinade Sticky Marmalade Chicken Overnight
I like to eat wholesome, homemade and tasty food, and when it’s nice outside and I don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen making it. I marinate the chicken overnight in a mixture of marmalade, orange juice, and hot sauce to pack in as much flavour as possible.
A marinade is not only a really great way to get flavour into food but also keeps the meat moist and tender. Skinless chicken breasts are a good vehicle for flavours, however, they can become dry quickly, especially when roasted.
This recipe for Sticky Marmalade Chicken combines a rich marinade and quick-cooking to ensure that the chicken doesn’t dry out. Therefore you end up with soft juicy chicken with a sticky, sweet and savoury coating.
Grill, Pan Fry or Oven roast
I make this recipe in the oven but you can pan fry it, grill it and also cook it on the barbeque. Just make sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through.
More Marinade Recipes from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Pepper Steak is a classic recipe and this Pepper Steak Marinade makes the most delicious tender and tasty steak dinner.
Slow Cooker Lamb with Rosemary Garlic and Lemon couldn’t be easier to make. You simply marinate a leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and. lemon overnight and pop in the slow cooker in the morning.
More Marinade Recipes
Sweet Balsamic Grilled Chicken- Farmersgirl Kitchen
Baked and Barbecued Thai Chicken Thighs – Fab Food 4 All
Venison Steak Marinade – Greedy Gourmet
Marinated Lamb with Haricot Bean Mash – Recipes Made Easy
I serve Sticky Marmalade Chicken with sala, potato wedges and, homemade coleslaw.
Make the coleslaw with shredded white cabbage, grated carrots and, sliced red pepper. Add a dressing of yogurt and mayonnaise mixed together.
Homemade Potato Wedges
Make the potato wedges are with Maris Piper potatoes. Toss them in Scottish rapeseed oil and sea salt and pop them on a tray into the oven. Put the potatoes in 10 minutes before the chicken, and both will be ready at the same time. Add a few salad leaves and the meal is ready to serve.
PIN FOR LATER
Sticky Marmalade Chicken
- 5 tbsp marmalade
- 1/2 orange Zest
- 1 orange Juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce optional
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch A few grinds of freshly ground pepper
- 4 chicken breasts
- Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl
- Add the chicken breasts
- Marinade for minimum of 8 hours or overnight.
- Heat the oven to 200C
- Place the chicken in a roasting tin and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, test with a skewer to see that the juices run clear.
- While the chicken is roasting, pour the marinade into a small pan and bring to the boil, simmer until it has reduced by a third.
- Serve the chicken sliced with some of the sauce, salad and potato wedges.
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