Big Orange Tea Grilled Chicken

Southern sweet tea and the refreshing flavor of oranges pairs with soy and ginger for the perfect chicken dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 navel orange

  • 2 cups hot water

  • 2 family-sized Lipton® Iced Tea Bags

  • 1 cup Food Club® Granulated Sugar

  • ½ cup Morton® Kosher Salt

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • 4 chicken breasts

  • 1 ¼ cups Smucker's® Orange Marmalade

  • 3 tablespoons Food Club® Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Food Club® Soy Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Spice Club Chopped Garlic

  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Gardens Minced Ginger

  • ½ teaspoon Food Club® Sea Salt

  • ½ teaspoon Food Club® Coarse Ground Black Pepper


  1. Wash orange, pat dry, and cut into 1/4-inch slices.

  2. In a pot, heat the water to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes.

  3. Squeeze out the tea bags using tongs or a spoon against the side of the pot. Discard bags.

  4. Stir sugar, orange slices, and kosher salt into the tea. Remove from the heat. Stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Next, add the ice.

  5. Pour into a large bowl or casserole dish. Refrigerate to cool the brine, at least 30 minutes.

  6. When the brine is cool, add the chicken and marinade for at least 6 hours.

  7. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Prepare one part of the grill with low heat (fewer coals) for indirect grilling.

  8. Over medium-high heat in a small pot, mix together marmalade, cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Heat until it starts to simmer then remove.

  9. Remove the chicken from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

  10. Place on grill and grill chicken on both sides until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 6 to 8 minutes per side. Brush on glaze, flip, then brush the glaze on the other side.

  11. Serve chicken with leftover glaze for dipping.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine and glaze ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

585 Calories
3g Fat
118g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 585
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 12119mg 527%
Total Carbohydrate 118g 43%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 111g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.