Low Sodium Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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This low sodium orange glazed chicken is a sweet and savory dinner recipe, baked in the oven, and ready in about 30 minutes! Tender, juicy, and SO flavorful without any added salt.

One of our favorite go-to low sodium dinner ideas, this easy baked chicken is coated with plenty of spices and a flavorful orange glaze. Serve with coconut lime rice, steamed vegetables, and a low sodium chopped salad for a complete meal!

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No more boring chicken dinners, this bright and fresh orange-glazed chicken is here to bring major flavor to the table! I created this recipe after having a similar chicken dish at a Caribbean restaurant, and had to make a low sodium version at home!

Place sliced oranges at the bottom of a baking dish, add the chicken breasts, and top with spices and orange marmalade. The sugars in the marmalade form a delicious crust when baked, and there is amazing orange flavor in each bite.

Hubby and I both gave this a 10/10, and it was even better than the version I had at the restaurant!

This Low Sodium Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Easy to Make
  • Made with Simple Ingredients
  • A Fantastic Low Sodium Dinner Idea
  • Great for Serving to Guests or Company
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Ingredients for No Salt Added Orange Chicken Breasts

  • Low Sodium Chicken – getting good meat without added preservatives is key for reducing the sodium in your chicken. Store-bought meats can contain “hidden sodium” from being injected with a salt solution. Look for all natural chicken, and always purchase chicken with a nutrition label on it.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Smoked Paprika – I like using smoked paprika which has a great smoky taste, it elevates this chicken!
  • Orange Marmalade – I’ve never been much of a marmalade fan… until I tried it on my meats! It makes a really great coating for chicken, pork, or low sodium shrimp if you can find some. The marmalade I found at my store was 0mg sodium, making it a great choice to add to dinner or your breakfast table.
  • Fresh oranges – I baked the chicken on top of sliced oranges, plus they look really nice as a garnish.
  • Black Pepper
  • Fresh herbs, for garnish, parsley or cilantro

Tips for Buying Low Sodium Chicken

I love finding new (& delicious!) ways to cook chicken. Chicken is an inexpensive protein, is great for easy lunches and dinners, and is so versatile – you can cook it many different ways! When buying chicken, make sure to find a low salt or sodium variety, as some chicken brands add a salt solution to texture the meat.

I recommend buying chicken that has a nutrition label on it, so you know the exact amount of sodium in the meat. Or check out your local butcher and ask them for low sodium options. And skip the rotisserie or pre-cooked chicken in the deli section – it can have added salt and sodium.

Browse all our low sodium chicken recipes here to discover your next family favorite!

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How To Make Low Sodium Chicken Breasts with Orange Glaze

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Thinly slice the oranges, with the skin on.
  2. In a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish, add half of the orange slices in an even layer to the bottom of the dish. Place chicken breasts on top of the oranges in an even layer. Top each chicken breast with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika. Mix to combine. Pour 1 teaspoon of the mixture over each breast.
  4. Over the spice mixture, spread 1 teaspoon of orange marmalade over each chicken breast. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the marmalade evenly over the surface of the chicken.
  5. Place the chicken in the pre-heated oven, and bake for 25-35 minutes (the thicker the chicken, the longer it will take), until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which is cooked through.
  6. Once chicken is done, place on a serving plate and garnish with the remaining half of the orange slices. Serve hot and enjoy. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Low Sodium Dinner Recipes The Family Will Love

This easy orange chicken breast recipe is low in sodium and couldn’t be easier to make!  Low Sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right.

By building meals around salt free pantry staples and swapping a few ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family. 
These salt-free dinners are simple versions of classics that everyone will love.

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Low Sodium Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium orange glazed chicken is a sweet and savory dinner recipe, baked in the oven, and ready in about 30 minutes! Tender, juicy, and SO flavorful without any added salt.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 212 kcal

Equipment

  • 13 x 9 baking dish
  • Small Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium chicken breasts about 2 lbs of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 teaspoons orange marmalade
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish, parsley or cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Thinly slice the oranges, with the peel on.
  • In a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish, add half of the orange slices in an even layer to the bottom of the dish (save the other half for garnish). Place chicken breasts on top of the oranges in an even layer. Top each chicken breast with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika. Mix to combine. Pour 1 teaspoon of the mixture over each breast.
  • Over the spice mixture, spread 1 teaspoon of orange marmalade over each chicken breast. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the marmalade evenly over the surface of the chicken. For sweeter chicken, use a bit more marmalade if desired.
  • Place the chicken in the pre-heated oven, and bake for 25-35 minutes (the thicker the chicken, the longer it will take), until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest part of the chicken breast.
  • Once chicken is done, place on a serving plate and garnish with the remaining half of the orange slices. Serve hot and enjoy. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Serving Size

The nutritional information calculated above is for 1/4 of this recipe, or one chicken breast. Chicken does contain sodium so be sure to check your labels for the exact sodium content in the chicken you are using. Your nutritional information will vary from mine based on ingredients used in your kitchen.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 25gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 560mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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