Easy Orange Chicken


Prep Time

10- 15 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Yields

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 All purpose baking flour or coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 skinless, boneless organic chicken breast, cubed.
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 3 oranges juiced or squeezed (total of 1 cup juice)
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • (optional) green onions for garnish

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. In a large plastic bag, combine flour, salt, curry powder, garlic powder, and pepper; add chicken and shake to coat, reserving any extra flour mixture. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken  and cook about 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.  Transfer chicken to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.  Stir any remaining flour mixture into pan drippings in skillet. Remove from heat.
    3. Carefully pour orange juice and orange zest into flour mixture in skillet; stir until smooth. Pour juice mixture and soy sauce/coconut aminos over chicken.
    4. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, (I recommend baking the chicken for about 20 minutes and add juice of pan on top occasionally), or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
    5. Serve over hot cooked rice. (¼ cup cooked per person)
    6. Add optional garnishes and enjoy!

    Notes

    Orange chicken is a widely known dish throughout China. We know it’s delicious, but it’s rarely found in a healthy form. This recipe is delicious and great for those cravings for Chinese food. Be sure to use the juice from fresh oranges, the recipe doesn't work as well with orange juice from concentrate. (And isn’t as healthy). Enjoy!