Marmalade Chicken

Marmalade Chicken

National Marmalade Week (organised by the World Marmalade Awards at Dalemain, Penrith) runs from the 28th February to the 6th March this year. To celebrate, one of the main sponsors of the awards, Mackays  asked me to develop a tasty recipe using one of their lovely range of marmalades.

We love marmalade here and my Marmalade Loaf is always a popular bake in this house but this time I wanted to create something altogether more savoury.

Marmalade Chicken

...and so this Marmalade Chicken recipe was born. It's a quick and easy meal for weeknight suppers taking less than half an hour to make. The marmalade caramelises as it cooks and produces a yummy sticky glaze for the chicken, which I served with rice and green beans. If you've got any half opened jars of marmalade crying out to be used then you need to try this recipe.

A big thanks to Mackays for sending me their range of marmalades to try and Happy National Marmalade Week!

Marmalade Chicken


Sticky Marmalade Chicken
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Marmalade Chicken

A sticky Marmalade Chicken recipe for national Marmalade Week.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 4 TBSP Marmalade
  • 300ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Thyme
  • 1 TBSP Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 TSP Soy Sauce
  • instructions

    Step 1: Fry the chicken breasts for 10 mins in a frying pan and turn half way.

    Step 2: Add all of the other ingredients to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 3: Remove the chicken to a plate then boil the sauce until it turns sticky and syrupy. 

    Step 4: Return the chicken to the pan and serve with rice and vegetables.


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    1. Great dish , I love combination like this.Do not have that great marmalade here so will have to do with somebody elses or use my own:)

    2. I would always go for pork with marmalade but I can see chicken working!