Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice

This homemade Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice dish made with our Minute® Instant White Rice is even better than takeout and takes just 10 minutes to prepare!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 3-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1 jar (12 oz) orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups rotisserie cooked chicken
  • 1 large orange, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)


  • Make your own takeout tonight! The whole family will love this Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice dish made with our Minute® Instant White, delicious orange slices and crispy sugar snap peas.

    Step 1

  • Prepare the rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Whisk together marmalade, orange juice and water in a medium saucepan over low heat.

    Step 3

  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until blended and reduced by about half. It should be like syrup.

    Step 4

  • Add chicken, orange slices and peas and stir to combine. Cook until heated through.

    Step 5

  • Serve over rice. Sprinkle with slivered almonds, if using.

    Recipe Tip
    If you’re looking to add more whole grains to your diet, substitute Minute® Instant Brown Rice for the Minute® Instant White Rice in this dish.

Quick, Easy and Delicious

Add this recipe to your list of weeknight dinner dishes you can prepare in 10 minutes or less! We know you have a busy life and it’s hard to keep up with weekday dinners and lunches. That’s why Minute® Rice has you covered!

Inspired by the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeout, this Yummy Orange Chicken and Rice lives up to its name! The whole family is sure to love the combination of roasted rotisserie or grilled chicken simmered in orange marmalade with delicious orange slices and crispy sugar snap peas, served over Minute® Instant White Rice.

We recommend you keep a box or two of our Minute® Instant Rice varieties on-hand to prepare other favorite takeout recipes like this Pineapple Orange Chicken.

Want to make this a meal prep option? Bring our Minute® Ready to Serve White or Brown Rice cups to the office with your orange chicken and vegetables in a separate, microwavable container, mix together and enjoy.

Sauce Varieties

A proper sauce can make or break your dish and one of the joys of cooking is to experiment with flavors to make these quick dishes your best yet! Want to keep that sweet flavor but add a bit of tanginess to the orange sauce? Try adding your favorite barbecue sauce along with the marmalade for another layer of flavor. Feel free to also experiment with soy sauce or rice wine vinegar.