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Orange Chicken Bowls

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Laura Doerr


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli steamed
  • 4 servings brown rice cooked

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • sriracha
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • scallions for garnish


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice and corn starch until dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet over med-high heat, add in the ground chicken, sesame oil, and chopped onions. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, breaking up into pieces with a wooden spoon. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 1 minute.

  3. Turn heat up to high, and pour in the sauce mixture. Bring to a boil, sauce will begin to thicken, stir in sliced red bell peppers, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  4. Add in red pepper flakes for added heat, or a splash of sriracha to taste. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve over steamed rice with broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds and/or chopped scallions. Yum!

Recipe Notes

The orange marmalade is by the jam/jelly in the grocery store.

Use a BBQ sauce that is an "original" flavor. Nothing too smoky with added other flavors. I like to use Sweet Baby Rays or Famous Dave's.

I always have brown rice on hand, but any rice or even cauliflower rice would be great with this. To very quickly steam your fresh broccoli florets, add to microwave safe bowl with about 1/2 cup water, cover with paper towel and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, microwave for another 1 min 30 seconds for perfectly crisp steamed broccoli! Drain excess water.

This dish would be great with any proteins. Ground turkey, beef, or pork would all work great.