Quick Healthy Orange Chicken

All you need is just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes, and you'll have a delicious Chinese dish that's also gluten-free and grain-free. It's waaaaay better than any take-out!
Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN

What a fresh, zingy way to enjoy chicken! This tasty stir-fry can be enjoyed over rice or rice noodles (not included in the macros). For those living low carb, you could simply eat it as is! It is also delicious on cauliflower rice. Don’t omit the all-important sliced red chili, which lifts the flavor and gives a great kick!

Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN
Yield: Serves 4

Quick Healthy Orange Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

All you need is just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes, and you'll have a delicious Chinese dish that's also gluten-free and grain-free. It's waaaaay better than any take-out!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp arrowroot
  • 1 TB water
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 21 oz chicken breasts, diced bite-size (we use Butcher Box meat)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 red chilies, sliced to garnish
  • 4 portions rice or rice noodles, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Have all your ingredients prepped and ready. Combine the arrowroot and water in a little bowl and set aside.
    Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN
  2. Working in two batches (so as not to overcrowd your pan), heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large, non-stick pan and fry the diced chicken until golden and caramelized on the outsides. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl, repeating the process with the second tablespoon of oil and the remaining chicken.
    Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN
  3. Reduce the heat to low. There should still be plenty of fat in the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook over this low heat until they soften. As they release their own juices, they will help ‘loosen’ any bits of chicken that may have stuck to the pan.
  4. Return the chicken pieces (and any resting juices collected in the bowl) to the pan. Squeeze in all the orange juice and add the arrowroot mixture. Mix well, then leave to simmer on moderately low heat until the mixture cooks down to a thick, sticky one.
    Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and garnish with orange zest and sliced red chillies. Delicious with rice or rice noodles!
    Quick Healthy Orange Chicken | Real Food RN

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g

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