Healthy Baked Orange Chicken

Healthy Baked Orange Chicken

Chinese food is definitely a favorite in our house, but I am not a fan of ordering it from restaurants on a regular basis, so I like to make my own and trust me it’s even better. I love making unhealthy foods, healthy; it’s truly a passion of mine. Healthy eating can be delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon grapeseed oil, sesame oil, etc. (you could really use any oil you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast/tenderloins, cut into bit size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (gluten-free works too)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small glass dish, mix well. Add chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (pulp free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch/flour

Directions:

  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil on medium in a wok (a pan/skillet would work as well) and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place all sauce ingredients in a small bowl, whisk until well combined, set aside (add tapioca flour last).
  3. Remove chicken from marinade. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag, add 2 tablespoons flour and shake to coat.
  4. Place chicken in heated wok (with oil) and cook until brown on both sides (the chicken will still be pink on the inside).
  5. Pour sauce over chicken and stir. Once sauce begins to boil pour chicken mixture onto a foil covered cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (until the chicken is no longer pink). Broil for the last 3-5 minutes.
  7. We like to top ours with some sesame seeds and pair it with rice.

baked orange chicken

2 comments on “Healthy Baked Orange Chicken

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve never made orange chicken but this is something Jesse would LOVE!

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