Orange Chicken and Rice

Here’s the full recipe for Orange Chicken and Rice:


  • 1 bag of popcorn chicken
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • Instant rice
  • Optional: vegetables of your choice (e.g., bell peppers, broccoli, carrots)


  1. Cook the popcorn chicken according to the instructions on the package until they are crispy and golden brown. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the orange marmalade, soy sauce, and BBQ sauce over medium heat. Stir well until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Let it simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  3. Toss the cooked popcorn chicken in the sauce until they are evenly coated.
  4. Prepare the instant rice according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Optional: While the rice is cooking, you can sauté or steam your choice of vegetables to serve alongside the orange chicken and rice.
  6. Once the rice is ready, serve it on plates or bowls, and top with the orange chicken. Optionally, garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for extra flavor.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your quick and easy orange chicken and rice dinner!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or adjusting the sauce to your taste preferences. Enjoy!

Here are some common questions and answers related to Orange Chicken and Rice:

Q: Can I use fresh chicken instead of popcorn chicken? A: Yes, you can definitely use fresh chicken for this recipe. Simply dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook them in a skillet until they are cooked through. Then, toss the cooked chicken in the orange sauce before serving.

Q: What can I substitute for orange marmalade if I don’t have any? A: If you don’t have orange marmalade, you can use orange juice concentrate or orange zest combined with sugar as a substitute. Adjust the sweetness to taste.

Q: Is there a way to make this recipe healthier? A: Yes, you can make this recipe healthier by using baked or air-fried chicken instead of fried popcorn chicken. Additionally, you can use reduced-sugar or sugar-free orange marmalade and BBQ sauce to reduce the overall sugar content.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time? A: While the popcorn chicken is best when freshly cooked, you can prepare the orange sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a few days. When ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce and toss it with the cooked chicken.

Q: What are some good side dishes to serve with orange chicken and rice? A: Common side dishes that pair well with orange chicken and rice include steamed vegetables (such as broccoli, carrots, or snap peas), fried rice, lo mein noodles, or a simple green salad.