Meal Prep: Skinny Orange Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews


  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ orange, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Season chicken with salt and red pepper flakes.
  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in oil until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, orange zest, honey, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; pour over the chicken, bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Divide brown rice between four bowls; ladle chicken and sauce over the rice. Sprinkle green onions and sesame seeds over the chicken; serve with an orange wedge.
Mealthy tip:

Zest the orange first, then squeeze the juice. It makes your life easier!


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Tal Levitas says:

Delicious! I like mine spicy so I sauteed some dried chinese red peppers until they blacked with the chicken. Came out great!

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Katie Hason says:

I've always been a fan of orange chicken but don't love that it's fried! This skinny version is much healthier, without skimping on flavor. It's so delicious and quick and easy for weeknights.

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Jessica Scott says:

This skinny orange chicken is so good! I love that it's not fried. The sauce tastes really authentic, just like my favorite take out. So glad I found a new favorite!

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Michelle Carter says:

My family loved this! It was super easy and pretty fast to get everything together. We are gluten free but it’s easy enough to adapt to GF soy sauce. What I really liked is there was enough sauce to put on the rice as well.

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Erik Towle says:

Quick, easy, delicious!

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Orlando Fuentes says:

Need to add servings per recipe