BBQ Marmalade Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

This is a simple dish to make, very tasty. It can be made in a crock pot or the oven. This is delicious served with steamed broccoli and mashed sweet potatoes.

Top Review by Tinkerbell

Oh, yum! My family really enjoyed this recipe! It's super easy, smells & tastes wonderful. I used the oven method, because I didn't get it started early enough for the crock pot, and I scaled it down to feed 4 of us. I used orange marmalade and Jack Daniel's No. 7 Original BBQ sauce. I also thought that almost 2 hours of cooking was going to be too much for the 4 chicken breasts I was doing, so I baked them for 30 & then pulled them out of the oven, but left them covered, until the wheatberry salad and mixed veggies were ready to eat. The end result was deliciously moist chicken! :) DH & DS shredded their chicken & made sandwiches with it and extra sauce, while DD & I enjoyed the chicken as prepared. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Elly, we'll be making it again! Made & enjoyed in honor of your dear DH, Jim.


  1. In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl, stir marmalade with soy sauce. Microwave, uncovered, on high until softened, 1 minute.
  2. OR melt in a saucepan, stirring often.
  3. Stir in barbecue sauce.
  4. Place chicken in crock pot. Pour in sauce. Stir to coat.
  5. Cover and cook on high setting 4 hours or low 6 hours.
  6. To bake, preheat oven to 350F (180C). Place chicken in a large, ovenproof casserole dish that will hold at least 16 cups (4 L). Pour sauce over chicken. Stir to evenly coat. Set on a baking sheet to catch any drips if it bubbles over.
  7. Bake, covered, in centre of preheated oven until chicken feels springy when pressed and sauce is bubbly, about 1 3/4 hours.
  8. To thicken sauce, remove cooked chicken to a large serving bowl.
  9. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch with water until dissolved.
  10. Carefully ladle liquid from slow cooker or casserole into a medium-size saucepan.
  11. Set over high heat. Bring to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture.
  12. Reduce heat to medium. Stir until sauce thickens, 2 minutes. Pour over chicken.
  13. Note: I prefer orange marmalade, ginger marmalade can be substituted. Recipe yields approximately 3 cups of sauce.

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