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Orange Chicken | Eat Well with Festival Foods What better way to kick off your evening than with a flavorful, lightened-up take-out recipe, like today’s Asian-inspired Orange Chicken? With sweet and tangy orange sauce and protein-packed chicken breast, this nutritious dish is not only delicious, but also kid-friendly AND ready in less than 20 minutes!

Serve with whole-grain brown rice and steamed broccoli for a complete meal that can’t be beat! Orange you glad it’s dinner time?!

Orange Chicken

Ingredients:

  • ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • ¾ cup pulp free orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions, for garnish  

Directions:

  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-1½-inch cubes. Whisk together tamari soy sauce, cornstarch and water. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, orange juice and barbecue sauce. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the skillet. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Add the orange sauce to the chicken and cook for 6-10 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Serve over brown rice, and top with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings  

*Per Serving: Calories 340, Total Fat 10g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 520mg, Total Carbohydrate 35g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 12g), Protein 27g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 80%, Calcium 4%, Iron 8%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.  

Note: Tamari soy sauce is a soy sauce made without gluten. If a gluten free diet is not required, traditional soy sauce may be substituted for the tamari soy sauce called for in this recipe.   

Orange Chicken | Eat Well with Festival Foods

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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