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Orange chicken is one of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants, but I’m not a fan of all the calories and fat. Soooo, this recipe is MUCH healthier and super yummy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. white pepper
  • zest of one orange
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • thinly sliced scallions
  • toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and salt and pepper to taste to pan and saute for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and nearly cooked through.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the garlic, orange juice, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, ginger,white pepper, and orange zest.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir to combine.
  5. Let sauce come to a boil and continue boiling and stirring for another minute or two until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately over rice or quinoa.
  7. Garnish with red pepper, scallions, and sesame seeds.