Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken Recipe

Katie Goodman | Good Life {eats}

Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken is a zesty chicken that does most of its cooking in the oven. Perfect with rice or quinoa.

Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken Photo

I think I finally found something that I have been spent a long time looking for with this easy chili marmalade baked chicken. First, a little backstory.

One of my most favorite dinner recipes that I've shared is easy honey mustard baked chicken. It literally takes just a handful of minutes to prep and get into the oven. And the thing is that it is good, like really good. Good enough for company, but easy enough for even the craziest of days.

Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken Picture

I think every mom out there, me included, wishes she had more of those type of recipes. The type that are no fuss, something I know I'll most likely have most if not all of the ingredients no matter the day, the type that are special even though really they aren't. Oh, and kids need to actually eat it.

I've been on a mission to come up with some variation of that honey mustard chicken dish for a while. Enter easy chili marmalade baked chicken.

This idea had been brewing a while, but I had a slight dilemma with what to do with the 1/2 cup of mustard the other recipe contains. Marmalade was an easy swap for the honey, both are sweet and sticky. I swapped out 1/4 cup of the mustard for a combination of chili garlic sauce, marmalade, and orange juice.

Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken Image

I knew I wanted a little bit of spice, but not too much. I decided to add an extra 1/4 cup of marmalade to the mix. That gave me a sweet, slightly spicy sauce that basically measured the same as the previous recipe. The orange juice and soy sauce gave it a little extra flavor. A touch of ginger, salt, and pepper and we were good to go.

I served this baked chicken, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions, with some steamed broccoli (it's on my list to try roasted broccoli though!) and coconut quinoa - because my kids are weird and actually like quinoa better than rice. Go figure.

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Easy Chili Marmalade Chicken Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds Chicken Thigh, Or tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Orange Marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, marmalade, ginger paste, and cornstarch.
  2. Arrange the chicken pieces in an oven safe baking dish. I like to use my Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 3-1/2-Quart Round Braiser for this recipe. Salt and pepper the tops of the chicken according to your personal preference.
  3. Pour the marmalade mixture on top of the chicken. Bake the chicken covered at 400°F for 20 minutes. Then remove the cover, baste the chicken with the sauce, and continue to cook for an additional 20 - 30 minutes uncovered, or until the chicken is browned on top and cooked through.


  • For an extra touch of orange, add some orange zest to the sauce.


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Author: Katie Goodman
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 149
Calories 489

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 471mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 38g
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Goodman

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Katie's been blogging over at Good Life {Eats} long enough that we think she's an expert in, well, everything! She's our local How-To gal, with some family meals and snacks thrown in too.

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