HEALTHY ORANGE CHICKEN

Skip the takeout and make this Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe for dinner! A simple, delicious dinner that is paleo, gluten free, packed with flavor and done in under an hour! Made with just a few ingredients, it’s tasty and easy to make!


This recipe is one that I always turn to when I’m feeling uninspired + need to get dinner on the table, or if just want something plain delicious.

This was one of those recipes that as I was making it I was a little skeptical.. Would the flavor be right? Would the sauce be thick enough or would I just be eating chicken coated in a weird orange juice mixture?? So many questions. Buuuut thankfully that didn’t happen!



The flavor was so on point. A little bit sweet, just the right amount of spice. It was perfectly thick and had the same consistency of the amazing sauce you get at a restaurant!

Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe
Skip the takeout and make this Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe for dinner! A simple, delicious dinner that is paleo, gluten free, packed with flavor and done in under an hour!



Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cleaned + cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Sauce

  • 2.5 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh or ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional if you prefer less spicy)

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan, cook the cubed chicken in the toasted sesame oil until the edges are brown and slightly crispy (Approx 5-10 minutes)
  2. As the chicken is cooking, stir together the sauce mixture in a separate bowl
  3. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked remove it from the pan and place it off to the side in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the same pan you cooked the chicken in.
  5. Bring the sauce mixture to a boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring every minute or so until it starts to thicken. (You will know it has thickened when you scrape the pan and it pulls away from the pan)
  6. When the sauce thickens, add the cooked chicken back in + stir to coat the chicken
  7. Serve over steamed broccoli or zucchini noodles for a paleo option, or rice/quinoa. 
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds + enjoy!
HEALTHY ORANGE CHICKEN HEALTHY ORANGE CHICKEN Reviewed by maxicode on August 27, 2018 Rating: 5
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