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Quick Weeknight Orange Chicken
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QUICK WEEKNIGHT ORANGE CHICKEN

This quick weeknight meal is bursting with flavor! Easy to make with minimal ingredients– you’ll have this on the table in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: easy orange chicken, gluten free orange chicken, healthy orange chicken, orange chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 197kcal

Ingredients

For the Orange Sauce:

  • ¾ cup orange juice Trop50 Juice Beverage, regular, or any low calorie OJ
  • 2 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon Tamari sauce be sure to check if Gluten free, if making GF version
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce be sure to check if Gluten free, if making GF version

For the meal:

  • 1 pound chicken tenders chopped into about ¾ inch cubes.
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Rice optional
  • Stir Fry Veggies optional

Instructions

  • Stir together the Trop50, marmalade, garlic, tamari and bbq sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Once it has warmed, place the chicken in the pan.
  • Allow chicken to brown on one side for about 4 minutes. When that side has a nice golden color, flip the chicken pieces and brown that side for another 4 minutes.
  • Next, pour the orange sauce over the chicken and allow it to come to a boil. Let it cook for about 4 more minutes, to finish cooking the chicken thoroughly.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon corn starch with 1 tablespoon water. Mix thoroughly. Add to the chicken, stirring constantly. The mixture will instantly begin to gel up. Continue cooking, stirring the entire time for 1 minute.
  • Place cooked chicken over rice and pair with steamed stir fry veggies.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 541mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg