Healthier Orange Chicken

RECIPE

Randi Karlinsky MS, RDN, LDN, CHC

6 Servings | 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps Rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps Sugar
  • 1 Navel Orange (Zest entire fruit before slicing in half to use the juice.)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Cut chicken into cubes and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg with salt & pepper. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour and cornstarch.
  4. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture followed by flour mixture. Make sure each piece is fully coated. Place chicken in a baking pan* and set aside. *I like using an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir cornstarch and water to then add to sauce for thickening.
  6. Set aside about 3-4 tablespoons of the sauce before pouring the rest over the chicken. Make sure chicken is fully coated before placing in the over. Cook about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Once the chicken is done, remove from the oven and use the extra sauce to top it off.
  8. Enjoy with steamed broccoli and brown rice!

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