orange chicken

As my kids get older they get pickier. Frankly I find it a little irritating that their requests stay the same-hot dogs, pizza, mac n’ cheese…
But I have to remind myself that our palates evolve and expand as we get older. So even though I may end up serving a couple hot dogs on the side, I still do try to expose the boys to different foods. And once in a while they surprise me like with this Orange & Curry Glazed Chicken. My five year old have three helpings. Yay!!

Fall hiking!

Fall hiking!

…So when you feel completely dejected that your kids once again turn up their noses and push away their plates before even trying something- don’t give up! Ask that they have at least one “no thank you bite” and maybe there’s that 10% chance that their grimace will turn into a smile of delight 😉

BTW-Thank you to the awesome teachers at the YMCA for introducing us to the “no than you bite.” Love it!

Happy chilly fall day!


Here’s What You Need: Serves 2 adults and 2 small kids (So double if you want more!)

2 TBS orange marmalade
1 TBS honey
1 TBS soy sauce (low sodium)
2 TBS evoo + more for sauteing
1/2 tsp curry powder
3 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
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Here’s What You Do:
Make sauce by whisking the first 4 ingredients. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1-2 capfuls of evoo to a pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 6-8 minutes, flipping once*. Add in the sauce and cook for 4 minutes more or until it becomes thicker. Spoon the extra sauce over the chicken. Serve with basmati or Jasmine rice and cilantro.
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*In order to brown the chicken, if you have more than three breasts cook the pieces in batches. Otherwise they will steam.


  1. Sues says:

    My someday kids are going to be miserable because I am going to make them try everythingggg :)

    This dish looks delicious!!

  2. Rachel Cooks says:

    We always have our daughter try at least one bite too! “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat any more.” More often than not, she loves it! The chicken looks fantastic and I love the family photo. :)

  3. I know the feeling. It gets so old to hear the same requests. They see me cook, eat and serve all sorts of different dishes, you’d think they’d branch out more! But yes, they are still very young and have time to change their palates. This looks yummy- they might go for it! Your boys are darling by the way.

  4. im up for anything my kids will love and you are right they will LOVE this for sure

  5. Natalie says:

    Great flavors in this dish!

  6. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh yum!! I absolutely love anything curry 😉 this looks delicious!

  7. Oh, so frustrating when kids actually get pickier in certain stages as they get older! Really makes you appreciate the little victories, right!?!? Love how simple and quick this dinner is – a victory for sure!

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