Healthy Orange Chicken

sugar free | easy | gluten free

easy to make and better than takeout, the healthy orange chicken is made without any added sugar with so much flavor the whole family will love it.

step 1

Start by measuring out the ingredients listed. you'll find more tips and substitutions on the blog.

step 2

If you’re making rice or any veggie side dishes, get those started first because this orange chicken comes together fast! Begin this recipe by mincing the garlic and ginger.

step 3

Then zest and juice the oranges. I like to use a microplane grater for a finely textured zest.

step 4

Now that everything is prepped, heat a large skillet over high heat. Then add the oil and sauté the chicken over high heat until browned and just cooked in the center.

step 5

Then in the same pan, add the oil and lightly stir-fry the garlic and ginger just until fragrant, about 45-60 seconds.

step 6

Then add the orange juice and zest along with the coconut aminos and briskly simmer until it begins to thicken, 8-10 minutes.

step 7

When the sauce has been reduced by at least half, you can thicken it with a touch of cornstarch mixed with water. Or you can reduce it down further by 75%.

step 8

When the sauce is the thickness you desire, add the chicken back to the pan. Simmer just to heat the chicken and make sure it’s cooked in the center.

step 9

Then just sprinkle the green onions and sesame seeds over the top. Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes!

3 key tips

1. use fresh orange juice rather than from concentrate for the best flavor.

2. I like chicken thighs because they're more forgiving but you can use chicken breasts.

3. serve with freshly steamed rice and my roasted broccoli for a full meal.


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