Fresh Take on Grilled Chicken – Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers

Fresh Take on Grilled Chicken - Orange Marmalade Grilled Chicken

We love chicken and summer is grilling season; grilling chicken makes sense. Nothing is quicker, tastier, and easier than chicken on the grill.  Nevertheless, we get bored with the same ole chicken on the grill and this recipe takes the doldrums out of a grilled chicken dinner.  The sweet flavor of orange marmalade marinade, smokiness of grilling, and then pairing with the zestiness of the sesame dip creates a divinely, scrumptious dish.


Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers

Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers with Parmesan Risotto and Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers with Parmesan Risotto and Grilled Vegetables
  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Marinate  1 to 4 Hours
  • Grill  10 to 12 Minutes
  • Makes  8 Servings
  • 250 calories per serving


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (can substitute chicken boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup stone  ground mustard
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 8  – 12” Bamboo wooden skewers


Step 1

Cut chicken breast lengthwise into 1-inch strips.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, set aside.

chicken ready to cut

Step 2

In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon peel and marmalade.

ingredients for orange marmilade

Step 3

Pour marinade into a ziplock baggie and add chicken.  Seal ziplock baggie and massage the marinade into the chicken for a minute.  Refrigerate for 1-4 hours, turn the bag occasionally. Place the wooden skewers in water for about ½ hour.

marinating chicken

Step 4

Prepare dipping sauce – In a small bowl add honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and sesame seeds.  Stir until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 5

Drain the chicken and discard remaining marinade.  Thread chickens strips on prepared wooden skewers.

orange marmalade chicken ready for the grill

Step 6

Preheat grill and spray with a non-stick spray.  Then place skewers on a grill.  Cover, and grill on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.  Turn occasionally for even cooking.

orange marmalade grilled chicken on grill



orange marinated grilled chicken done and on cutting board


Serve with grilled vegetables and risotto (recipes coming soon) for an all-around healthy meal.

After you finish, send me pictures and let me know how much you loved this dish!

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17 thoughts on “Fresh Take on Grilled Chicken – Orange Marmalade Chicken Skewers

  1. Wow this is a Great recipe! We grill all year in Arizona and I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you for the awesome step by step instructions!

    1. Thanks! You can use any type of marmalade too…I used Pineapple Jalapeno the last time I made it and it was yummy! I really want to do more cooking posts, but run out of time in my day. It is a goal of mine to get more healthy recipes done soon!

    1. You will LOVE these. The last time I made, I used jalapeno pineapple marmalade, they turned out delicious!

        1. It was totally yummy! You can actually use any type of marmalade and it is great!

  2. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing! Do you think this recipe would work with clementine marmalade instead?

  3. Yum! I have a very restricted diet, no gluten, no dairy and a few other things. This recipe fits right in! Excellent for summer.

  4. Easy to make recipe! Yum yum. Grilled Chicken is a summer staple on our house, and now with a orangy twist. ?

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