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The husband is back with Cranberry Orange Chicken. I came up with the concept, but my husband executed it and added Siracha into the mix. Not only is he kind enough to cook dinner regularly, but he is genius enough to know Siracha makes so many things perfect. Gotta love those qualities in a man. Now without further ado, here’s Nate with the post.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Talk about a run away, spicy hit! This Cranberry Orange Chicken is an excellent fusion of Asian inspired food and seasonal flavors, all served over a bed of rice.

I must admit, I was skeptical at first. The concept of orange chicken has never appealed to me. Those packets of orange duck sauce always seemed a bit off at Chinese restaurants even though Jenna puts them on everything. Still, it is not pumpkin flavored anything –

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Ah, yeah, I’m one of those few that doesn’t seem excited about pumpkin spice everything. Don’t get me wrong. I do eat and generally enjoy pumpkin recipes, but it is not my go to meal or something I crave… though I might change my mind with our Chipotle Pumpkin Cheese Dip or the Autumn Chicken Skillet, but I digress.

And this is definitely not what one would consider “man food” like my other recipes like my Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burger. But that can be misleading. This Cranberry Orange Chicken served over rice is pleasingly sweet, spicy and filling. It should be enough to feed your family or just yourself if you like.┬áPlus it can be on the table in 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Our Goose loved this dish too. She helped me make it. OK she supervised more than anything… OK OK, she basically twirled around at my feet half the time I was preparing it. It was really more of a hazard than help, but no adults, toddlers, or dogs were hurt in the making of this recipe.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Yeah the Goose has taken to dancing with “Dada.” This consists of anything from twirling around at my feet to demanding “Dada, dance.” At that point, she asks for my hands and spins around in a circle around my feet.

Someone has seen Anastasia one to many times where they show ballroom dancing from time to time. And sing. Yes, a non-Disney princess movie that involves singing. Anyway, that has affected how I have to dance around the kitchen while I prepare our meals.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Thankfully, this Cranberry Orange Chicken turned out perfectly despite our dance party in the kitchen. And as I stated earlier, it is delicious, filling, and what I like to call toddler approved.

Serves 2-4

Cranberry Orange Chicken

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup soy sauce or tamari sauce for gluten free
  • 1/3 cup sirachi sauce (omit or reduce if you are sensitive to heat)
  • 3-4 cloves crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, approximately one pound, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup whole cranberries
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cups cooked rice (we used brown)
  • scallions, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil and garlic and jalapeno over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes
  2. Add spears of asparagus, cook for about 5 minutes or until starting to get tender
  3. Add chicken, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, and sirachi sauce and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. Liquid should be starting to reduce and chicken should be white all the way through, check your biggest piece.
  4. Add cranberries and cook an additional 2-5 minutes or until the cranberries start to burst open a bit.
467 cal
6 g
87 g
11 g

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    • jfletcher
      It would still taste great even without siracha. Spice isn't for everyone, we just like very spicy food in our house.
  1. Michelle
    I am in love with this flip from the original and pinned it; my kids and I love orange chicken and cranberries ~ win, win! I will be adding srirachi to my plate after though as my kids are not fond of anything spicy (booooo).
    • jfletcher
      Aw sad that your kids don't like spice. It kind of weirds me out that my 2 year old like spice. I can't wrap my mind around that. I hope you and your kiddos enjoy it.
    • jfletcher
      Aw sad that your kids don't like spice. It kind of weirds me out that my 2 year old like spice. I can't wrap my mind around that. I hope you and your kiddos enjoy it.
  2. Melissa
    Everything about this dish makes me want to make it NOW! It looks delicious!! I have never made orange chicken, but I think it'll be on my list for next week! Yum!
  3. Lauren
    I used to get these Cranberry Orange Muffins (I have no idea where though) and this instantly brought back memories! Never thought to try it on Chicken but I love fruit and meat so will be trying this soon!
    • jfletcher
      Mmm those muffins sound so bright and yummy tasting. My aunt buys cranberry orange bread from Trader Joes that's really yummy.
  4. Jimmy and Tina
    What a lovely idea, adding cranberry, My mom is the big cook and loves it will be passing this one on to her.. She will love it and great for holiday parties!

So, what do you think ?