Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken

Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken Recipe

A delicious take on orange chicken! Such a bright and delicious blend of sweet, tangy and smokey flavors. Its so easy to make and that glaze will leave everyone craving more. My whole family loved this chicken!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: grilled chicken, Orange Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 1/2 lbs boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard


  1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, olive oil, hot sauce, dijon mustard and garlic.

  2. Place chicken thighs in a gallon size resealable bag, pour marinade over chicken then seal bag while pressing out excess air.

  3. Rub marinade over chicken, transfer to refrigerator and let marinate 1 - 6 hours.

  4. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to about 400 degrees.

  5. While grill is preheating prepare glaze - in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat.

  6. Whisk in honey, orange juice, orange zest, BBQ sauce and dijon mustard and remove from heat. Set aside about 1/3 cup for serving.

  7. Grill chicken about 4 minutes per side then brush with glaze and grill until cooked through (165 degrees in center) and slightly charred about 2 minutes per side more.

  8. Serve warm with reserved glaze, garnished with parsley if desired.

  9. Recipe source: adapted slightly from the Neely's