Healthy Orange Chicken
This is one of those recipes you want in your back pocket for days when you need something on the table fast and you’d prefer it to be healthy, satisfying, and pretty if at all possible. Easy 15 Minute Healthy Orange Chicken to the rescue!
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The biggest game day of the year is quickly approaching and I can’t wait to make all of the delicious game day recipes, watch the commercials, and see my girl Jennifer Lopez perform!
Can we all agree that the best part of the Big Game is the food?
Big Game Food Ideas
There’s no way to guarantee a win for your favorite team, but you do actually have control over all the delicious, touchdown-worthy game day grub. No matter if you’re a diehard sports fan or just looking for an excuse to party with your friends and family, I’m featuring some standout Big Game items to build the ultimate party spread. I’m also going to show you how I use my favorite fresh herbs, Dorot Gardens, to create the perfect, easy game day meal.
Before we get to my Healthy Orange Chicken recipe, let’s chat a bit about some fun food items, you’ll want to add to your grocery list.
To start the game day celebration off right, you’ll need some tasty chips and salsa! I’m a huge fan of Late July. Their chips and salsa are organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and absolutely delicious! Late July is all about using the highest quality ingredients without sacrificing flavor.
Next up, 4C can help you build a delicious meal or appetizer that everyone will love! Their Parmesan Cheese is 100% cheese with no additives, no preservatives, no cellulose and no fillers. And the 4C Seasoned Breadcrumbs are my go-to for freshly toasted breadcrumbs that taste amazing. Find 4C on Facebook, here.
One way to please a crowd is cook up a big pot of pasta and top it with Ragú Simply Roasted Garlic Sauce. Made with roasted garlic, plump tomatoes, and onion, this sauce has so much rich flavor and there are so many game day recipes that can be built using RAGU. Find delicious recipes, here.
Big Lou’s Onion Sauce is a new obsession. I love to use the onion sauce in place of sautéed onions on hamburgers, steaks, hot dogs and sandwiches.
For the Big Game, I plan to make French onion dip with Big Lou’s Onion Sauce. Grab 10% off your first order with code babbleboxx10. Code expires December 31, 2020.
Last, but certainly not least is Dorot Gardens pre-portioned garlic and ginger. This convenient product eliminates chopping and measuring, making it effortless to season and flavor while cooking. For savings and recipe ideas, check out Dorot Gardens on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
How Do You Make Healthy Orange Chicken?
This easy, versatile, 15-minute recipe is made super simple and delicious with my favorite fresh herbs – Dorot Gardens! You tell me, who doesn’t want to snap their fingers and magically have all the washing, chopping, and peeling of fresh herbs done with no mess at all?!
For this dish I used the classic crushed garlic and zingy crushed ginger. Dorot Gardens also offers basil, parsley, cilantro, dill and sautéed glazed onions. So convenient, you can worry about creating your masterpiece of a meal, instead of dicing, slicing and chopping. Truly become your own Top Chef!
At peak freshness, Dorot Gardens pulls their herbs from the fields and then they process and flash freeze them into convenient trays within 90 minutes of harvest. With a two year shelf life you can have fresh garlic, onions and herbs year round with the simple “pop” of the tray. Fresher than fresh, for sure!
Dorot Gardens is greatness! Without having to worry about knives in the kitchen, it’s perfect for letting my little helpers in the kitchen to mix, pour and stir. Plus, my kiddos love “popping out” the fresh herbs!
Not only can the kiddos help with this meal, they will enjoy it too! You might just want to leave the red pepper flakes off of their serving. The sauce is vibrant, flavorful, and made of ingredients you likely have on hand right.
Another great thing about this recipe is you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. I went with broccoli and used a packaged rice/quinoa mix that’s microwavable. But, really, the options are endless.
I hope you all LOVE this 15 Minute Healthy Orange Chicken dish! It’s:
Quick + Easy
& Perfect for enjoying while watching the Big Game
Not only is this meal great to have while watching the game, it also would be perfect as a quick lunch at home and especially ideal as an easy weeknight meal when you don’t have a lot of time to get something on the table. Plus, it reheats beautifully, which makes it perfect for leftovers the next day.
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15 Minute Healthy Orange Chicken
For the chicken:
- 1.5 pounds chicken breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch peices
- 1 cube Dorot Gardens garlic
- Juice & zest of one large orange
- 1 packet stevia or 2 tablespoons sugar or another substitute
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos or coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 cube Dorot Gardens ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder + 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, optional
- Salt & pepper to taste
For the broccoli:
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cube Dorot Gardens garlic
- Salt & pepper to taste
- In a large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray, add chicken and garlic and cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until the chicken is lightly browned and fully cooked, (no longer pink in thickest piece), about 5-8 minutes.
- While chicken is cooking, add everything (except cornstarch and water) for the sauce together in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and place the pan back on the heat. Add in sauce and bring to a slight boil over medium heat. (Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan while bringing sauce to a boil, it will get the flavors from the garlic leftover in the pan incorporated into the sauce).
- In a small bowl mix together cornstarch and cold water until the cornstarch is fully dissolved. Add cornstarch to the orange sauce mixture in the pan and stir until slightly thickened, which takes about 1 minute. Turn off heat and add chicken back into the pan, coating it in the sauce. Garnish with red pepper flakes and/or sesame seeds if desired.
- I cook broccoli with garlic in a separate skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, at medium heat for about 10 minutes while chicken is cooking.
- Serve with brown rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa, if desired.