Orange Honey Garlic Chicken

Summertime means long weekends at the beach, time with friends and family, and plenty of cookouts and picnics. If you’re looking for a simple recipe that’s sure to impress at your next BBQ, look no further than our Orange Honey Garlic Chicken recipe! 

Orange juice can be just the thing you need to spice up any meat marinade. Acids can work as tenderizers and help break down tough fibers in certain cuts of meat. The sweetness of the juice can also add a nice hint of flavor to whatever you’re cooking without being too overpowering. 

This Orange Honey Garlic Chicken recipe is the definition of a set it and forget it meal. Once you mix the marinade together all you have to do is add the chicken and let it sit in your fridge for a few hours. Once it’s time to gather for your BBQ you’ll have mouth-watering chicken ready in a matter of minutes. 

If you’re not a fan of chicken, check out our steak marinade recipe. It’s the ideal steak recipe for the grill, and could even be paired with the chicken if you want to add two types of meat to your dinner! 


1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey  

¼ cup Indian River Orange Juice 

2 cloves crushed garlic

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon paprika


To Make Marinade: Combine the soy sauce, honey, orange juice, garlic, oregano, pepper, and paprika. Mix all together and pour over chicken pieces. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade and grill on medium-high for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway through. The ideal internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees for dark meat and 160 degrees for white. 

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