This shocking recipe, which calls for both margarine and frozen orange juice from concentrate, was thoughtfully sent to me by my friend and Stargayzing reader Jana Marimpietri. It seems that Jana’s grandmother Bessie Marimpietri from Portage, Indiana was herself a devotee of celebrity recipes—and may I say way ahead of her time. In fact, she clipped them regularly, which is a good thing because if she hadn’t then Jana might not have been able to collect them and send them along to me!
Though Marie Osmond’s orange chicken sounds absolutely awful, it does have one thing going for it beyond its provenance from the collection of Bessie Marimpietri of Portage, Indiana: it’s looks really easy and if you’re anything like me, simplicity when cooking is a significant motivator to actually making an effort!
So here it is via the original clipping from the January 23, 1990 issue of Star Magazine: Marie Osmond’s Orange Chicken!