Orange chicken skewers

I have grilled in a snowstorm

Mandy over at The Complete Cookbook inspired this recipe. Her recipe uses broccoli, which we used up the night before, and mustard. And it sounds just great. We always keep our vegetables and meat on separate skewers since it takes the meat longer to cook. This is a tasty, fast weeknight meal and would pair well with brown rice and a salad. Thanks for the idea Mandy!

Orange chicken skewers

  • 2 large chicken breasts, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • assorted vegetables, we used 1 green pepper, cut in chunks, 1/2 and onion, and about 6-8 whole mushrooms
  • 2 oranges, quartered, peel on
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • juice from one lime
  • 2 jalapeno, chopped fine
  • 6-7 tbsp marmalade

Mix soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, jalapeno and marmalade in a large bowl. Add chicken and marinate for at least an hour and up to four stirring occasionally. Start a fire in the grill. Place meat onto one set of skewers and vegetables on another. Brush with remaining marinade. Grill meat, vegetables and orange quarters until done. Remove meat and vegetables from skewers and mix together in a large bowl. Cut rind from oranges and chop flesh up. Add to meat mixture and serve over brown rice.

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60 Responses to Orange chicken skewers

  1. Looks and sounds wonderful. And yes, I’ve grilled in the snow too. Totally worth it! πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely – and a great idea re keeping the veggies separate. WeΒ΄re just getting into the full swing again of orange season and I have two crates of them at home right now so a great way to use some of them!

  3. The marinade looks awesome and I never think about using red onion. Great idea — looks wonderful!

  4. pixilated2 says:

    Making this one this weekend! It’s warming up, so it will be time for a celebration! (Going from freezing to the mid 60’s! Whoo-Hoo!) ~ Lynda

  5. Carolyn Chan says:

    Wish we had a BBQ! Great idea though – might try it just on the skillet but won’t have that nice charcoal taste and the yummy burnt bits.

  6. joshuafagans says:

    Sounds like a nice mix of flavors.

  7. spree says:

    So many of us socked in, snowed in, icy cold, and you’re out there showing off with your outdoor grill. Have a little pity

  8. spree says:

    I wasn’t quite finished with my snide comment when (serves me right) it left my computer a bit prematurely! Sorry. I know you understand. Just a wee bit jealous is all. : ) lovely recipe, by the way!

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    Grilling is serious business, Greg! We’ve positioned our grill directly beside the back door for easy winter access! Some years we even position the umbrella beside it just in case it’s raining!

  10. A_Boleyn says:

    I remember a New Year’s day that was mild enough that I could fire up the propane bbq. That’s not the case THIS year cause as the song goes, “Baby it’s cold outside”! Still, if you’ve got some nicely marinaded meat and veggies like these, you can get pretty close under the broiler of your oven. I’ve never grilled oranges though. It’s something to try. πŸ™‚

  11. Oh my.. you know I love an easy, and wonderful chicken recipe. And this one is definitely it. Guess what I’m making this weekend.. you guessed right.. these Orange chicken skewers

  12. ChgoJohn says:

    Great idea separating the meat from the other skewers and a wonderful twist including orange quarters. Add that marmalade of yours and you’ve got a great dish!

  13. Tandy says:

    the marinade sounds yum!

  14. Oh my god, that chicken looks so amazing! The colour is just divine… I really want to try this soon! πŸ˜€

  15. Thanks for the lovely mention Greg and Katherine. Your variation to a marmalade marinade sounds fantastic. My hubby would be proud to hear that you have grilled in a snowstorm.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  16. Now that IS an unusual combination of flavours – soy, fish sauce and orange! It sounds delicious!

  17. Sissi says:

    It looks luscious and I love your idea to grill vegetables separately. So obvious and yet I have never thought about it.

  18. Those do look good, and the marinade sounds perfect!

  19. Grilling in the snow doesn’t happen here until the spring, which I am always doing because I cannot wait until summer for meals like this one! Soups, stews, and such have been on the menu of late so I’m already itching for regular grilling again πŸ™‚

  20. After all the abusive eating this is just what the doctor ordered. Now if my grill weren’t covered in snow. Might have to get out the grill pan.

  21. niasunset says:

    WOW! As I can take one of them… So beautifully captured and yes, it is exactly so delicious… Thank you dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  22. I may have to drag the grill out if it ever warms up. We are having some cold weather. The photo is wonderful and I bet the food is even better.

  23. Kristy says:

    Oh that grill! I want our grill back out. That just looks too good. Seriously, I’m thinking of dragging the darn thing back out myself! πŸ˜‰

  24. spicegirlfla says:

    Great to see someone grilling in January! The orange flavoring is perfect for this time of the year, sounds like a great recipe. I too grill my veggies separate. I always wonder when I see both combined in cookbooks and magazines who they are fooling that it will all cook well together!!

  25. TasteFood says:

    This is so nice and bright – a great way to liven up a January night.

  26. Christina says:

    I have grilled in a snowstorm too! πŸ˜‰ Looks like I need to pull out the grill for these skewers. πŸ˜€

  27. Joanne Ozug says:

    Oh my goodness, I want one. They look so good!

  28. OK! Orange my favorite flavor, color and well you know blog. One of the perks of living where we do – grilling 365! Looks delicious Greg!

  29. egg me on says:

    These skewers make me very, very sad. Not because they don’t look fantastic — they do! — but because it’s only 20ΒΊ in Boston today and grilling these would probably guarantee frostbite. Boo. But at least I have something to look forward to this summer.

  30. Courtney says:

    I’m jealous you can grill right now! Our’s has been knocked over about 4 times in the last week because of wind. We’re crossing our fingers it’ll start next time we need it. πŸ™‚

  31. Oh, I love meat skewers, and you’re right they are SO easy! We also grill all winter long. Why not? πŸ™‚

  32. Young Wifey says:

    Our grill is covered and burried this time of year! I love using my grill pan on the stove during the winter though! Feb is usually when I get the urge to grill often!

  33. These look so very delicious!

  34. This DOES look like an easy and tasty weeknight meal. And one my whole family will love! Thanks for re-sharing. BTW…just grilled some pork tenderloin yesterday for dinner. It’s about 80 degrees here today. A very nice So. Cal. winter is going on and I am taking full advantage of the grill being ALL MINE with my hubby couch-bound. Have a great week Greg…and Katherine! πŸ™‚

  35. Caroline says:

    So colorful and pretty healthy…looks great! Yummm.

  36. peasepudding says:

    perfect for our upcoming BBQ season too…if it stops raining!

  37. and who said chicken can be boring! WOW

  38. nancyc says:

    That marinade sounds really good!

  39. Charles says:

    Haha, what a coincidence – I was just commenting on another blog about how my wife almost smacked me when I made orange glazed chicken once – she dared to say it was the worst thing I’d ever made in my life!!!… she can’t stand fruit in savoury food. Oh well – all the more for me πŸ™‚ I have no problem with orange in food and indeed, I think it makes a wonderful addition to meats! Seriously want to pull off those bits of onion and snack on them too πŸ˜€

  40. Karen says:

    Nice Greg, It was six this morning and just got above freezing for maybe an hour before the temp started to drop. I do have a grill on my stove so I can make your recipe but it won’t have that great summertime flavor from my real the grill. You have made all of us in the tundra envy your southern winter.

  41. I would go with that. BBq anythime…

  42. randommanda says:

    This sounds delicious and looks awesome! We too, cook our meat and veggies on separate skewers. It only took a couple of times of raw chicken and overdone tomatoes to figure that out. πŸ˜‰

  43. Love the marinade and the picture looks super yummy. What are the little spring like contraptions on the end of your skewers? Take Care, BAM

  44. Jessica says:

    Am I a bad vegetarian if this makes me hungry? I bet that marinade would be tasty on tofu or tempeh, though.

  45. rsmacaalay says:

    Orange in chicken sounds good! I love it

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  48. Firing up the grill in the winter months…well done sir. But did you use smoke???? πŸ™‚

    • I don’t use liquid smoke. I have used the smoker during the winter, as long as it’s not raining because that will put out the fire. When we grill the porch ceiling covers it. When we smoke we need to pull it farther away from the house and if the wood gets wet…

  49. Yum! I’d say it’s too cold for grilling in Michigan this time of year, but it was 50 degrees out today. In January. Grilling out is actually a possibility.

  50. Thank you for the great recipe and inspiration..was looking for a great orange chicken recipe

  51. Soni says:

    Lovely recipe!Will definitely try this one, yumm…

  52. I’d grill in a snowstorm too if we had a charcoa barbie! And if it snowed here… I’m salivating over that photo!

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