Here's a cleaned-up version of a popular dish, Orange Chicken!
Cleaned-Up Orange Chicken
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For those who are looking for an at-home, healthier version of a take-out favorite, here's a cleaned-up Orange Chicken recipe! Does it taste like Panda Express? Not quite. But it's made from scratch with ingredients you can pronounce and feel good about serving your family! It takes 30 minutes and easy to serve with rice or noodles.
1 pound chicken breast or chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large orange, juice and zest
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon sambal oelek or sriracha
Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish
Cut your chicken into 1-inch pieces.
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the sesame and olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and let it brown on all sides.
Once the chicken is cooked on all sides, sprinkle the cornstarch over the chicken along with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Turn heat to low.
While the chicken is cooking, make your orange sauce by adding the orange sauce ingredients together in a bowl: garlic, orange zest, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, honey, sambal oelek. Whisk together.
Turn the heat back up to medium and pour the sauce over the chicken in the skillet. Toss the chicken in the sauce to evenly coat it and let the sauce thicken. This takes about 5 minutes.
Top the chicken with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish and serve with rice or noodles.
To make this recipe gluten-free, use arrowroot powder and Tamari or coconut aminos. This recipe is dairy-free.