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Asian Orange Chicken
Asian Orange Chicken

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tbsp green onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-in pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

  1. Pour water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag. Reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the marinated chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  4. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Divide into 4 portions and serve hot.

Helpful hints

  • Serve with steamed rice to complete the meal.
  • Turkey cutlets, chicken thigh meat or pork loin can be substituted for chicken breast.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 242
  • Protein 14 g
  • Carbohydrates 19 g
  • Fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Potassium 240 mg
  • Phosphorus 118 mg
  • Calcium 30 mg
  • Fiber 0.4 g