South African Orange Chicken
85 mins (prep 40, cooking 45)
10 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is delicious and tangy! And it improves in taste if made ahead, refrigerated, and heated up again! It's not wholly South African, as the idea comes from France, and then there's the soy sauce, LOL! Do use sweet, ripe oranges in season, and please do taste your sauce. Cooks need to adjust such sauces to taste, as one cannot be absolutely precise when giving quantities. The quantities given here worked perfectly for me, but it all depends on many variables. Serve with opposite tastes like simple veggies and brown rice. Prep times INCLUDE reducing the sauce.

Categories:  chicken , beginner-cook , easy , poultry , main-dish , meat , inexpensive , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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  • 3 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (grated or julienned (try to avoid the white pith)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mustard, prepared table mustard (preferably wholegrain mustard)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (kikkoman preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh, chopped (or 1/2 tbsp dried)
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)


Serving Size (59.33 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 103.0 Calories from Fat 2.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.26g 1.59%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 2.14%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 623.72mg 103.95%
Total Carbohydrate 25.09g 33.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g 14.45%
Sugars 23.57 g %
Protein 1.59g 12.72%
Vitamin A 331.74IU% Vitamin C 6.12mg%
Calcium 24.8mg% Iron 0.78mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken pieces, freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest