Spicy Orange Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Orange Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Orange Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rx4eeyore

Makes 4 servings



Try "Spicy Orange Chicken" for a low-fat, low-calorie, high-protein meal, or team it with a side dish of rice for a heartier offering. This Asian-inspired dish starts with fresh oranges for the tangiest flavor possible. Add spices, herbs, soy sauce, and honey to complete the seasoning process. Only 30 minutes from start to finish is a good thing, because once the aroma from cooking this tasty dish starts to permeate the house, the family will be ready to eat

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Orange Chicken

2 oranges
1 tablespoon cooking oil
20 ounce baby spinach
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced

Recipe Directions for Spicy Orange Chicken

  1. Remove peel and white membrane from 1 of the oranges. Section orange; set aside. Squeeze enough juice from the remaining orange to measure 1/3 cup; set aside. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add spinach; cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or just until slightly wilted, stirring occasionally. Drain and transfer to 4 serving dishes or a serving platter. Cover and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup orange juice, the soy sauce, honey, ginger, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Wipe out Dutch oven with a paper towel. In Dutch oven, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir orange juice mixture; add to chicken in Dutch oven. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  4. To serve, arrange orange sections on top of spinach. Spoon chicken mixture over oranges and spinach. Makes 4 servings.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 360.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
232
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Sodium
592mg
25%
Potassium
986mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
19.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5.5g
22%
Sugars
10.8g
Protein
28.6g
Vitamin A 271% Vitamin C 149%
Calcium 18% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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