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Healthy Honey Orange Chicken

April 10, 2012 by Kristin



This is a healthy variation of a Chinese food take-out favorite!
Marinade:

  • about 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons truvia
  • 4 teaspoons regular honey
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Sesame seeds

 

For the marinade:

  1. In a medium bowl combine orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce,  and salt.
  2. Add chicken tenders and stir to coat. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

For the sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan combine orange juice, orange zest, chicken broth, Truvia,  honey, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and rice vinegar.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally with a whisk.
  3. Stir the flour in parts and stir after each addition.
  4. Bring back to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until thickened.

Cooking the chicken:

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high.
  2. Add chicken and cook until golden and meat is cooked through.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken and serve!

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