Gluten free Dinner for Two Orange Chicken

If it’s just the two of you ( empty nester here) making regular sized recipe just means a boatload of leftovers in the frig.

Now, I’m not knocking having leftovers. Sometimes leftovers are my best friend, but I do get tired of having a frig full of them.

So, with this in mind, we( meaning those of us here at Your Gluten Free Kitchen) have decided to start making and posting scaled down recipes.

Tasty orange chicken for two

Tasty orange chicken for two


We have lots of fun stuff up our sleeves. Dinner recipes, desserts, yummy cake recipes, breads and muffins and pies. Having a giant pie or cake once in a while is okay (especially if you really love it) but scaled down versions mean you can have more than one kind of dessert this week 🙂

Here’s our version of Orange Chicken just for the two of you.

Gluten Free Orange Chicken

Note: needs to marinate for 1 hour


1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. gluten free soy sauce ( we like San-J)
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp. orange marmalade

In a small bowl, mix together the orange juice and the soy sauce. In a large zip type bag or glass container with a lid, place the chicken breasts. Pour over the chicken 1/4 of the orange juice mixture, seal, and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Drain and throw out the marinade. Lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish. Add the chicken and pour the reserved marinade over the chicken. Spoon the marmalade over the top of the chicken pieces.

Bake, uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juice runs clear..

Want an easy side dish for this? Dilly Peas with Almonds are ready in 20 minutes and perfectly sized just for the two of you.

Grab the recipe here: Dilly Peas with Almonds

Now get cooking!

Your Gluten Free Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Taste of Home


  • Susan Kessel

    Reply Reply November 15, 2016

    Love this gluten free Orange Chicken recipe! My son cannot have soy so I was wondering what you would recommend as a replacement? He has EOE (eosinophilic esophagitis) and has so many food allergies it is very challenging for our family to find something we can all enjoy together. He cannot have peanuts, almonds, tree nuts, soy, rice, corn, codfish, dairy or wheat. He does eat plain chicken and is on a medical drink called E028 splash to get the nutrients and vitamins he needs. Thank you!

    • kathy

      Reply Reply November 16, 2016

      Poor thing. It’s difficult enough when you have one or two issues, but he’s got quite a few. I’m glad this will work for your family. High Five!
      As far as a replacement for soy goes, found this link for a recipe for soy-free sauce. If you try it let me know.

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