Baked Orange Marmalade Chicken Breasts

Baked Orange Marmalade Chicken Breasts

The Spruce / Tara Omidvar

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 4 servings

These bone-in chicken breasts get great flavor from marmalade and curry powder. Leave the skin on the chicken or remove it if you like. If you happen to use boneless chicken breasts, adjust the timing accordingly.

Lining the baking pan with nonstick or regular foil makes cleanup much easier, or spray the baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Serve this chicken with rice or potatoes, along with your favorite side dish vegetables. Try steamed English peas, baby lima beans, or green beans.

Ingredients

  • 4 split chicken breasts (bone-in)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (or a whole grain mustard)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Baked Orange Marmalade Chicken Breasts ingredients

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  2. Line a baking pan with nonstick foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

    aluminum foil lined baking sheet

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  3. Arrange the chicken breasts, meaty side up, in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

    Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper on a baking sheet

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  4. In a bowl, combine the marmalade, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and curry powder; blend well.

    combine the marmalade, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and curry powder in a bowl

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  5. Coat the chicken pieces with the marmalade mixture.

    Coat the chicken pieces with the marmalade mixture

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  6. Cover the pan tightly with foil. If desired, let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for an hour or two. Heat the oven to 375 F.

    cover chicken with aluminum foil

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  7. Bake the chicken, covered, in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and baste the chicken.

    baked chicken on a baking sheet

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  8. Continue baking, uncovered, for about 30 minutes longer or to a temperature of at least 165 F, basting every 10 to 15 minutes. 

    Baked Orange Marmalade Chicken Breasts on a baking sheet

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