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Healthy Chicken

Healthy Orange Chicken

Looking for a better than Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe? We’re sharing a delicious recipe for healthy orange chicken. It’s made with real orange juice, honey, a little sriracha AND…it’s not deep fried, but still has a crunch.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 55 minutes
Fat 13 Carbs 27 Protein 28
Yield 4 1x

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (any kind of flour will work)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (or more, if needed)

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 2/3 cup 100% orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

Optional Toppings

  • fresh orange zest
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. First, prepare orange chicken sauce by mixing together orange juice, soy sauce, honey, and sriracha. Set aside.
  2. Next, crack 2 eggs in a medium bowl and whisk until scrambled. Then, place white whole wheat flour, garlic powder, and salt in another medium bowl and whisk.
  3. Prepare chicken by thinly slicing into bite-sized pieces. Then, dunk each piece into the egg wash and coat with the flour mixture. Repeat until all chicken slices are fully coated.
  4. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Cook chicken pieces on each side for 2-4 minutes or until fully cooked. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in batches. Add more oil as needed.
  5. Once all chicken is fully cooked, remove from pan. Then, add in sauce and sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Whisk over medium-high heat until sauce has thickened and cornstarch has dissolved.
  6. Add chicken back in and toss in sauce. Season with fresh orange zest and sesame seeds.
  7. Serve with your choice of grain and veggie!

Tips & Notes

Nutrition information does not include rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 327 Sugar: 13 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 2 Protein: 28
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: Stove TopCuisine: Asian

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