Sweet and Spicy Baked Orange Chicken Tenders

Sweet and Spicy Baked Orange Chicken Tenders

Sweet and Spicy Baked Orange Chicken Tenders are marinated and smothered in the most tantalizing sweet heat orange sauce you can’t even imagine!   You will crave this chicken over your favorite Chinese orange takeout!

I try and pace myself in sharing too many sweet and spicy recipes.  Its hard.  Hard when all I want to do is smother chicken in ooey, gooey, mouthwatering different concoctions of sweet heat like my Sweet and Spicy Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken I shared last week or my all time favorite Skinny General Tso’s Chicken.  I could live off sweet and spicy chicken, especially because all my sweet and spicy chicken recipes are baked and not fried.  And your palate wouldn’t even know it.   It would be too busy loving, savoring, being hypnotized by the multidimensional flavors and wanting more…

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken tenderloins (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quality hoisin sauce like Lee Kum Kee or Kikkoman
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Chicken Breading
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 cups cornflakes cereal, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Garnish (optional)
  • green onions
  • orange zest
Read the whole recipe on Carlsbad Cravings