Orange Chicken

My mom’s recipe. This also gives me a chance to write about mama’s cookin’


1/2 cup orange juice

2 T. dijon mustard

1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

pepper and garlic powder to taste

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs*

1 tsp. paprika

3 chicken breasts

dash of rosemary or thyme

* simple bread crumbs: put slices of bread in a blender and mix away.


1. Preheat oven to 350

2. In small/medium sized bowl, mix orange juice, mustard, worcestershire sauce and pepper/garlic powder.

3. In another separate small/medium size bowl, mix parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and paprika.

4. remove, rinse and pat dry chicken breasts.

5. One by one, place chicken in bowl with all the liquids. Cover chicken completely turning it over a couple times to make sure it’s completely covered.

6. Then dunk in bowl of dr ingredients. Cover chicken completely. Place in baking dish. Repeat with other pieces of chicken.

7. If there is some remaining dry ingredient mix, sprinkle over the top of chicken breasts. Garnish with rosemary or thyme.

8. Bake, uncovered for 40 minutes.

Can be served with long grain rice or green salad.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracy Richards Kofman says:

    I prepared your mom’s “Orange Chicken” recipe for dinner last night, (knowing that it came from a trusted source: a great cook and overall-fabulous-person), and the kids just raved about it. I liked that it was easy, fat-free, moist and flavorful. I can’t wait to try out more of Julia’s recipes and your own creations too. You’re right: simply put, your mom is the best cook. . . and a great friend too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on cooking with us.

  2. Jackie says:

    Emily – Love the new blog! I just made Orange Chicken tonight for the Saber five and it was a smashing success! I enjoyed sharing whose recipe it was (thanks, Julia!) and look forward to trying more recipes. I tossed in some extra freshly chopped herbs i had on hand including lemon thyme which is always enhancing. Yum. Delightful that you are enjoying cooking and I always enjoy following your meanderings, both political and culinary! Fondly, Jackie

  3. Debbie says:

    Yum!!!! We had this Orange Chicken last night for dinner and loved it!! I made it for two in our little toaster oven. Delicious, nutritious and outstanding! Thanks Emily!

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