Healthy Orange Chicken is the answer to all your Chinese takeout cravings. It’s loaded with classic flavors of sweet and sticky orange sauce, easy to make and comes together in 30 minutes!
Chicken breast Orange juice Chicken broth Soy sauce Honey or maple syrup Toasted sesame oil Garlic powder Ground ginger Black pepper Red pepper flakes Cornstarch and oil Zest of an orange Sesame seeds, green onions
Combine sauce ingredients: In medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic powder, ground ginger, black pepper, red pepper flakes, orange zest, and cornstarch. Set it aside.
Cook the chicken: To brown the chicken, you’re going to want to use a cast-iron skillet if you have one. If not, any large skillet will do.
Preheat it on high heat and add a bit of oil to coat. Add pieces of chicken to the hot skillet and cook uncovered for 7 minutes. Stir a few times to make sure all sides are evenly browned.
Add sauce to chicken: Give your set aside sauce a good whisk. Pour it on top of the chicken and reduce the heat to medium-high. Cook for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Stir a few times throughout.
Serve the classic way on top of steamed white rice or I prefer brown rice or quinoa with a side of air fryer broccoli!
Store: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Freeze: In an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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