There's much to love about Healthy Orange Chicken! The grated ginger, orange zest, and red pepper flakes all make it a beloved classic. This post will show you how to skip the unwanted calories and create your own version, at home!
In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange zest, coconut sugar, and red pepper flakes, and then set this aside while we prep the chicken.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Dice Chicken into 1-inch cubes, and season with salt and pepper.
Once the oil is hot, add the chicken in a single layer into the pan, and cook, without moving, for 2 minutes, and then stir and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Then, add minced garlic and minced ginger, and stir-fry until the garlic is fragrant, about a minute.
Now, add the orange sauce to the pan and allow to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
Top chicken with sliced green onions, sesame seeds and serve with brown rice.
Nutritional info provided does not include brown rice. Including 1/2 cup steamed brown rice would increase calories by 108 calories, 2 g fiber, and 2.5 g protein.