This lightened up Orange Chicken is a low point and easy recipe!
The main thing I did to lighten up the orange chicken was to not batter and fry the chicken.
That saved a ton of points!
My Orange Chicken recipe ends up being 1 point per serving for blue and purple, 3 points per serving for green.
If you want to keep it low in points you can serve it with riced cauliflower.
Or, if you are on the purple plan you can serve it with brown rice which is 0 points.
Most of the ingredients in this recipe are things I always have on hand. I just had to buy fresh oranges.
The other ingredients I had on hand were:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Reduced sodium soy sauce
- Sesame oil
It only takes about 20 minutes to make this orange chicken. I love quick and easy dinners like this!
It may not be Chinese takeout, but it definitely satisfied my craving.
Yield: 4 servings (1 point per serving for blue and purple, 3 points per serving for green)
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 oranges
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- green onions (optional)
Cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and add the sesame oil, then the chicken breast. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Then add the juice from both oranges, the soy sauce and honey. Stir, then bring it to a simmer.
Mix the cornstarch with two tablespoons of water, then stir it into the chicken. Let cook for 2 minutes, until it thickens. Serve and add chopped green onions if using.
Are you looking for more Chinese takeout ideas? Try these:
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