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Sweet Chili & Orange Chicken

My husband loves this simple sweet chili chicken dish so much he often requests it when he comes home from deployment. The sweet chili sauce adds just the right amount of heat to the bright, citrusy sauce. —Jessica Eastman, Bremerton, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • Hot cooked jasmine or other rice
  • Minced fresh basil


  • Toss chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add chili sauce and juice concentrate to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Stir in chicken. Serve with rice; sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup chicken mixture: 309 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1014mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • dopalenik
    Jan 17, 2021

    We loved this! I doubled the sauce and added thinly sliced red pepper to the chicken. Then I heated a pouch of stir fry veggies (carrots, broccoli, snow peas and water chestnuts) and added it all to the sauce. Served with rice it was a complete and delicious meal for my hubby and me. I meant to try and freeze the leftovers, but when I looked again, my husband was making yummy sounds and scraping the rest of the bowl onto his plate! Oh well, guess I'll have to make double everything next time!

  • JoJo
    Jun 27, 2020

    Great as is but I always like to add veggies so I think some matchstick carrots and mushrooms will be added next time. So simple and tasty. Loved it.

  • cromyak
    Feb 19, 2020

    Great recipe! So easy and tasty! Will add in some broccoli or snow peas next time!

  • robbiejackson
    Jan 27, 2020

    This was quick and easy with ingredients I have on hand, love that!

  • Natalie
    Nov 22, 2019

    can you use regular orange juice instead of concentrate?

  • Susan Bur
    Jan 15, 2019

    My husband asks for it every week

  • nreinert
    Nov 29, 2018

    Excellent quick meal.

  • AllisonO
    Jul 11, 2018

    This was absolutely delicious and is the perfect substitute for take-out orange chicken! It's such a simple list of ingredients but the flavor is huge. The only change I made was to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs because I had them on-hand. The next time I make this I will be adding some frozen stirfry veggies during the last few minutes of simmering just to boost the nutrition (and, let's be honest, make it feel more like a restaurant fake-out!).

  • typingmom
    Mar 28, 2018

    This is a keeper! So easy & a nice twist of flavors.

  • raton
    Nov 11, 2017

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