Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken Recipe – 4 Points +

Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken

The spicy Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken Recipe is such a great idea because it’s quick and easy, requires just a few simple ingredients, and is incredibly delicious. The flavor is tangy, sweet and spicy, and has a similar taste to Orange Flavored Chicken (the most yummy Chinese fast food EVER!) but with more heat. They key ingredient is Jimmie’s Chipotle Pepper Jam, which I discovered a few years ago at a Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. You can only buy it online for now, but oh my God, it’s so good! Stay tuned to my Fabulous Food Find Friday post to learn more about this amazing jam. If you choose not to order the jam, here’s a great Chipotle Pepper Jam Recipe that you can use to make it yourself. This Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken recipe dish has just 4 Points + per serving and goes great paired with some 0 Points steamed vegetables. I’ve also added some veggies into the pan with the chicken and made a delicious spicy stir-fry too!

Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken Recipe

Spicy, tangy and sweet make a fantastic flavor combination in this Orange-Chipotle Glazed Chicken Recipe. And at just 4 Points + per serving, it’s delicious low calorie chicken recipe that can be prepared quickly for a last minute dinner idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Juice from one large orange, freshly squeezed (about 1/3 cup)
  • 3 tbsp Chipotle Pepper Jam
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Spray a large, non-stick pan with non-fat cooking spray and set over medium high heat.
  2. Add in chicken, salt and orange juice, and cook until chicken is cooked through, and begins to brown on the outside – about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and add in the garlic and Chipotle Pepper Jam. Cook until sauce is heated well and evenly distributed over the chicken.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for 8-10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 4oz of chicken, with sauce
Each serving = 4 Points +

PER SERVING: 162 calories; 1.5g fat; 10.5g carbohydrates; 26g protein; 1g fiber

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Comments

  1. I made this on Sunday and I am loving it! I had to make the Jam myself but it turned out just fine–and the leftovers were awesome with cream cheese and crackers!

    I added cauliflower and a bag of frozen cut peppers and double the sauce–I think I should have reduced it more initially. I ended up pulling all the meat and veggies out and reducing the sauce further, and then I got a beautiful glaze! The flavor is FABULOUS. LOVE IT. Will definitely make again.

  2. Evkfairfax says:

    I got a really good glaze.  In fact I think next time I’ll add more of the pepper jelly.  I used the same one that was in the recipe,  The vendor was very responsive and helpful and it came pretty quickly.  I think the reason you didn’t get the glaze is because you may not have cooked the chicken on high enough heat. 
    I cooked it as though I was stir frying.  I have a glass top burner and cooked it on 8.  Hope this helps.

  3. Gc0208762 says:

    Wanting to make this, but not have to purchase the jam online… has anyone tried and had success w/ other peppered jams?

  4. My consistency was also not at all “glazed.” I took out all the chicken and thickened it with cornstarch before serving. It was very sweet, but good.

  5. consistency was not at all like the image shown.. but still very delicious!

  6. Cooking mom says:

    Try using prepared hot pepper jelly from grocery store.

  7. Just ordered the jam along with the peach chipotle!

  8. Is there something else you can substitute for the jam?  Thanks so much!!!!  Love the recipes!

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