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Orange-Soy Marinated Chicken

To continue with citrus week this recipe is not only very easy to execute, but packs a punch of Asian flavors. Any cut of chicken will work, but using skin-less, boneless chicken breast is best. For best results marinate overnight or at least 4 hours for maximum flavor. Serve with steamed rice or steamed sugar peas.



1 pound of chicken; boneless, skin less with all excess fat removed
1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice. Bottled orange juice is okay.
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 tsp white pepper
sprinkle salt over chicken before adding to marinade, do not over salt.
1-2 Tbsp olive oil




In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, and stir well.


Orange juice and soy sauce

Orange juice and soy sauce

Add remaining ingredients; minced garlic, grated ginger, white pepper

Add remaining ingredients; minced garlic, grated ginger, white pepper

Place in fridge for 4 to 24 hours

Place in fridge for 4 to 24 hours

Add trimmed chicken breast and marinade to a Ziploc bag and place in fridge for 4 hours at or overnight.

Use a large skillet, don't over crowd your skillet either. (like I did)

Use a large skillet, don’t over crowd your skillet either. (like I did)

Using a large non-stick skillet over high heat add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot add chicken, and cook for 3 minutes each side to get a nice sear on each side.

You want a nice golden sear, like this.

You want a nice golden sear, like this

Once you have a golden sear, cover with lid and lower heat to low-medium and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the center of the breast reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Serve over rice or your favorite vegetable, and spoon (“COOKED MARINADE”) any extra pan sauce over chicken.

Don’t reuse any marinades on cooked foods – unless you boil them before applying. The following directions need to be precisely followed to avoid any type of food poisoning.

Using a small sauce pan add any remaining marinade, and over high heat bring to a boil, and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Make sure to stir often to avoid and marinade from burning at the bottom of the pan or sticking to the sides. After 5 minutes you can remove from heat and cover with a lid until chicken is done or add to skillet after both sides have a nice sear then cover.

Don't forget the Saki or chopsticks!!! Enjoy~

Don’t forget the Saki or chopsticks!!!



About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

4 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    MMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! ;=)


  2. oh my YUM YUM… Definitely got to try this on Sunday. I got to remember to do it… Mmmmm



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