Who doesn’t love the crispy, tangy flavor of orange chicken? Instead of ordering takeout, why not try making it yourself at home? Not only does this homemade version taste just as delicious, but it’s also packed with healthy ingredients that won’t derail your fitness results.

What you need

Serves 6

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (fruit only)

3 Tablespoons coconut aminos

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Zest from one orange

3 cloves garlic, minced

Dash red pepper flakes

2 packets Stevia

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into bite sized pieces

Dash salt and pepper

Dash granulated onion

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

3 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the orange juice concentrate, coconut aminos, olive oil, orange zest, red pepper flakes and Stevia in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil on medium-high.
  3. Generously season the chicken pieces with salt, pepper and granulated onion. Add chicken to hot skillet and brown on all sides.
  4. When chicken is almost fully cooked, add the orange sauce, stirring to coat all of the chicken. Cook, uncovered, simmering the sauce until thickened and fully sticking to the chicken.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onion.

Nutrition

One serving equals 282 calories, 12g fat, 505mg sodium, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 35g protein

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