Orange Walnut Chicken – Skillet Version

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet Final Cover Picture

One of my favorites (and yes I have many favorites) dinner is Orange Walnut Chicken with Jasmine rice. This version is similar to my slow-cooker version except I make it on the stovetop, which adds a different flavor than in the slow cooker. Making it in the slow cooker is nice when you want to add all your ingredients and walk away. Years ago I did a lot of my cooking with the slow cooker. I took a lot of my stovetop recipes and converted them for the slow cooker. Now I am going back to the stovetop and am converting my slow cooker recipes back to the stovetop! This is one of my favorite “go to” recipes especially since I have enough left overs for a few days.

The chicken has the flavor from simmering the onions and browning the chicken. There are a lot of ways to present this meal. The cover picture is a fun way to serve as everyone has their condiments in small bowls to add to their dish. A larger platter could be used to present the food and condiments allowing people to make their own plate.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet picture in a bowl and fork

Olive Oil
1 Sweet onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into pieces)
Lawry Seasoned Salt
Black pepper
1 – 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, grated
1 cup Orange Marmalade, sugar free
1 cup Orange Juice
½ cup Lemon Juice
4 tbsp Honey
2 tsp Soy Sauce (less sodium)

Serve With
Walnuts, chopped and toasted
Mandarin oranges
Hot cooked Jasmine rice
Spicy Orange Sauce, store bought – optional

Add a little olive oil to a braising pan, heat, and add onions and cook until tender. Add garlic cloves and cook briefly. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. I like to cook the chicken for a while allowing it to brown and then add the fresh grated ginger letting it simmer for a few minutes. At this point I do not cover the braising pan because I want the meat to brown and not steam. If you have too much liquid in the pan, you can remove some of it. Plus it can help the chicken brown. If there is not too much liquid I will turn up the heat to cook it off allowing the chicken to brown. Just be careful to not overcook the chicken.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet cooked chicken with grated ginger

Add orange juice and lemon juice to deglaze the pan.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet with orange juice and lemon juice

Add the orange marmalade, honey, and soy sauce.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet with orange marmalade added

Cover and let simmer for an hour or two. The longer you simmer the chicken it will absorb more of the flavors and become fork-tender.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet all ingredients in the skillet

Before serving, toast the chopped walnuts. You can add a little bit of butter to the pan to help brown them or you can just roast them without any added fat. But do not add too much butter.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet chopped walnuts before browning

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet chopped walnuts after browning

Serve the Orange Walnut Chicken over rice and top with additional spicy orange sauce, mandarin oranges, and chopped walnuts.

Orange Walnut Chicken in Skillet Picture 1

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18 replies

  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Your presentation is gorgeous! Love that first picture. I’m going to send this to a friend who I know would LOVE this.

  3. Nice sweet flavour with a crust texturem great dish execution!

  4. Reblogged this on pfcsystems and commented:
    Looks deliciously delectable!

  5. Sounds delicious. It is nice to know you can make this in the crock pot as well as sometimes life just gets busy.

  6. So pretty, Bernice…love the presentation and those cute, white bowls. I love the combination of marmalade and soy sauce. I bet this was so good!

    • Yes, it is a very good mixture! I love dishes and cooking items. I drive my husband crazy because I can always find another set of serving dishes that I want, a new set of pots and pans. 🙂 I also like a nice presentation which is not always easy when the food is hot and you need to take your pictures before serving dinner!

  7. I really love that top picture and the recipe is one I know I will enjoy!
    I love chicken recipes with layers of flavors like this one

  8. Wow, this is a combination that I never would’ve thought to put together! I have eaten apricot chicken though, so I can imagine how the flavour profile would work 😉 Thanks for sharing this recipe and others! It’s my first stop-in at your blog and it’s been really interesting reading about your diverse interests 🙂

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