Sweet, spicy and flavorful – this makeover Asian Orange Chicken is a lighter and healthier alternative to the popular Chinese fast food take-out dish and it's quick and easy to make!
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 10 votes

Orange Chicken Makeover

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Sweet, spicy and flavorful – this makeover Asian Orange Chicken is a lighter and healthier alternative to the popular Chinese fast food take-out dish and it's quick and easy to make!

Ingredients

For the Orange Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tbsp sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

For the chicken:

  • 20 oz skinless (boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes)
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1- inch grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Mix the orange sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Season the chicken lightly with salt and coat evenly with corn starch, set aside.
  • Heat a wok on high heat, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and add half of the chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until well browned, set aside.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil and chicken and repeat cooking 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Set aside with the rest of the chicken.
  • Add remaining teaspoon of oil and quickly stir-fry the minced garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the orange zest then return the chicken to the pan.
  • Quickly stir the chicken then add the orange sauce and cook until the sauce thickens,about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Divide between 4 plates and garnish with the scallion and sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 32.5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 463mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 9g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 8