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Baked Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

Baked orange ginger chicken breasts are an easy and healthy dinner. The chicken is baked in a delicious orange honey sauce and is low carb and low calorie.

Baked orange ginger chicken breasts  with slices of orange beside it and fresh parmesan sprinkled on top.
Baked orange ginger chicken breasts with slices of orange beside it and fresh parmesan sprinkled on top.

Baked Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

Low carb orange ginger chicken breasts are a simple dish that is perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is put together with an easy homemade sauce that’s drizzled over chicken breasts before baking.

You can serve this chicken with rice, quinoa, or pasta along with a side salad for an easy healthy dinner.

Looking down at a plate with four orange ginger chicken breasts, slices of orange and parmesan sprinkled on top. A knife and kitchen towel are beside the plate.
Looking down at a plate with four orange ginger chicken breasts, slices of orange and parsley sprinkled on top. A knife and kitchen towel are beside the plate.

Orange Ginger Chicken Breast Ingredients

Here’s what ingredients are needed to make this recipe:

  • Chicken Breasts – This recipe uses four boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can always use more or less, but cooking time will vary slightly. This recipe will also work with drumsticks, chicken thighs and tenders.
  • Orange – You’ll need 1 large navel orange. The juice and orange zest will be used.
  • Honey – You can use honey or maple syrup.
  • Cooking Oil – You can use grapeseed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil or any other oil that you like to use in your recipes.
  • Spices – You’ll also need ground ginger, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and ground pepper.

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White casserole dish with four raw chicken breasts and orange sauce drizzled over top.
White casserole dish with four raw chicken breasts and orange sauce drizzled over top.

How To Make Baked Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

An overview of how to make the chicken breasts, with full instructions at the bottom of this article (just keep scrolling):

  1. Orange Prep – Wash and scrub a large navel orange. Zest the peel using a cheese grater. Slice the orange in half and squeeze out as much orange juice as you can.
  2. Make Sauce – Add the orange juice, grated orange peel, honey, cooking oil, ginger, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and ground pepper to a bowl. Mix it together.
  3. Prep and Bake – Place the raw chicken breasts in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the orange honey sauce overtop. Bake at 400°F until chicken is no longer pink inside and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
Honey orange chicken breasts on plate with slices oranges. Fresh bunch of parsley and kitchen towel in behind it.
Honey orange chicken breasts on plate with slices oranges. Fresh bunch of parsley and kitchen towel in behind it.

How Long To Cook Chicken Breasts At 400°F

Cooking chicken at a higher temperature can help to seal in the flavor. The size and thickness of your chicken breasts will vary the cooking time. For example, a thin chicken breast that’s 5-6 oz will only take 25-30 minutes. The more chicken you cook at once, the longer it will take. I used four thick chicken breasts and it took 50 minutes to cook, but I like my chicken breasts to be a little over-cooked.

The best way to tell if the chicken is done is from a meat thermometer. Poke it through the center of the chicken breast to read the temperature. Once it reaches 165°F internally, it’s cooked.

Close up of chicken breasts with sliced oranges and orange sauce. Striped towel in background.
Close up of chicken breasts with sliced oranges and orange sauce. Striped towel in background.

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Baked Orange Ginger Chicken Breasts

Baked orange ginger chicken breasts are an easy and healthy dinner. The chicken is baked in a delicious orange honey sauce and is low carb and low calorie.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 large orange - zested and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt and ground pepper - ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Wash and scrub a large orange. Use a grater to zest the whole orange peel.
    peeled orange, orange zest, grater and paper towel on cutting board
  • Slice the orange in half then squeeze out orange juice. Remove any seeds.
    orange juice in glass citrus juicer with two sliced oranges
  • Add orange juice and orange zest to a bowl along with honey, ginger, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and set aside.
    white bowl of orange zest and spices with small red spatula
  • Add chicken breasts to a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
    raw chicken breasts in white baking dish seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Pour the orange ginger sauce over top of the chicken.
    raw chicken breasts with orange sauce poured over top in white baking dish
  • Bake for 50 minutes, basting once or twice during the process.
    Chicken is cooked when the inside is no longer pink, juices run clear and reaches 165°F as an internal temperature when poked with a thermometer.
    baked orange ginger chicken breasts in white baking dish

Recipe Notes:

The size and thickness of your chicken breasts will vary the cooking time. For example, a thin chicken breast that’s 5-6 oz will only take 25-30 minutes. The more chicken you cook at once, the longer it will take. I used four thick chicken breasts and it took 50 minutes to cook, but I like my chicken breasts to be a little over-cooked.
The best way to tell if the chicken is done is from a meat thermometer. Poke it through the center of the chicken breast to read the temperature. Once it reaches 165°F internally, it’s cooked.
Nutrition
Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 185mg | Sugar: 8g

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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