Orange Chicken Recipe

This is one of my favorite dinners! We make it pretty often cause it is so versatile. Plus I almost always have everything I need on hand for this dinner! Every time I make it comes out slightly different. But it is oh so delicious! 

You will need:  

1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

olive oil/coconut oil

16 oz frozen broccoli

5-6 green onions

1 cucumber

1 orange (you will need the skin and juice)

2 tbsps tamari (or soy sauce)

1/2 tsp. ginger

1 tbsp. garlic (crushed)

Hot sauce to taste

First cube your chicken and trim it, if needed. Next in a frying pan heat 2 tbsps. of oil. Once its heated add your chicken. Continue cooking until cooked through. While your chicken is cooking place your frozen broccoli in a microwavable safe dish, add a dash of water, cover and cook in the microwave about 7 minutes (or until it is pretty close to done). Now, dice up your green onion. Next remove the skin of your cucumber and dice it.  Now go ahead and juice your orange, once that is finish you are going to cut your orange into narrow strips. Lay your strips on a cutting board skin side down. Now, lay your knife flat against the peel, with the flat part of the blade parallel to the cutting surface. In a slicing motion, carve the pith and remaining meat from your orange peel. A long peel will be easier in this situation. After you have cut the large sections of pith, go back and trim the small sections the knife may have missed, until all you have remaining is the skin or zest of the orange. By now your chicken should be done. You are going to add your green onion, garlic, orange peel, orange juice, tamari, ginger, and hot sauce to your chicken, let this simmer until your green onion become slightly softened. Now you are going to add your broccoli, continue to simmer until your broccoli is heated through and has absorbed some of the flavor. Lastly go ahead and turn your burner off and add your cucumber you want this to just get slightly warmed. And that’s it! Enjoy! Serves 2-3.

*Sometimes when we feel like cheating we serve this with some rice.

*Variations: Just be creative, sometimes I use cauliflower instead of the broccoli or sometimes in addition to the broccoli. And I don’t always use cucumber. I have also thought that fresh avocado might go nicely served on top.

*The first picture is with broccoli and cucumber, the second picture is with broccoli and cauliflower.

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5 Responses to Orange Chicken Recipe

  1. Lori says:

    This was a delicious meal when you have prepared it for our family in the past. I’d like to
    try it again myself. I recently heard of a candy recipe using orange zest….it required that
    you boil the zest for a while to reduce the bitterness of the rind. Maybe there is no bitterness if you only have the zest to work with….maybe it’s only the pith that’s bitter.
    None-the-less this was a tasty dish as I remember it.

  2. This orange chicken sounds absolutely divine. I haven’t had orange chicken in such a long time but I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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