Spicy-Sweet Honey-Orange Chicken and Rice

Kara Culpepper’s Spicy-Sweet Honey-Orange Chicken and Rice entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!



  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce


  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops


For Rice

  • Place orange juice, water, rice, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Have other rice ingredients ready to go, but in the meantime prepare chicken while rice is cooking.

For Chicken

  • Melt butter in a large skillet. Add chicken and brown about 10 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Add orange marmalade, Sue Bee® honey, and Sriracha to pan and stir to coat chicken.

To Serve

  • Stir remaining rice ingredients into hot rice and taste for salt and pepper.
  • Spoon rice onto a platter. Top with glazed chicken breasts and garnish with sliced green onion over chicken.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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