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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.8
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,145.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 26.0 g

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Chinese Orange Chicken

Submitted by: LINDZEEF
Chinese Orange Chicken

Introduction

A healthier version of restaurant-style Chinese orange chicken A healthier version of restaurant-style Chinese orange chicken
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Chicken

    1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
    4 tablespoons flour
    salt and pepper
    1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

    optional:
    steamed broccoli
    whole wheat noodles

    Orange Sauce
    (Depending on your tastes, this probably makes way more sauce than you will need for this recipe)
    orange sauce
    1/3 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup rice wine vinegar (must be rice wine and not regular white vinegar)
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2.5 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon orange or lemon zest (i use lemon)
    1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    2 teaspoons corn starch
    1 tablespoon red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your preference for heat)



Directions

Makes 4 4oz servings

Add flour, salt and pepper to a medium ziplock bag. Add chicken and toss until all chicken pieces are evenly coated. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook for 3 minutes until browned on one side and then turn over and cook another 3 minutes until cooked through. Turn heat down to very low and add enough sauce to fit your tastes. I serve mine over broccoli and whole wheat spaghetti.

For Orange sauce -
Mix corn starch into orange juice until lumps are gone. Add orange juice mixture and rest of the ingredients together in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon – about five minutes. If it doesn’t get thick, then add a little more cornstarch mixed in water. Set aside.






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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The sauce is good, a little spicy. My husband and I just made this recipe. We used barilla multigrain thin spaghetti noodles. We also pan fried the chicken without the flour (just light extra virgin olive oil). Oh we added onions, bell peppers (red and green) delish! Thanks for sharing! - 8/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good! It was very spicy, and I only used about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, so be careful! Thanks for the recipe! - 3/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOVED this recipe...I love that I know everything that I am putting in my body when I eat this. I used all fresh ingredients for the sauce. My husband raved about it at work and my son was begging for more. No more Chinese takeout for this family! - 9/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome, I added garlic to the sauce.. Yum!! - 5/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sooo much better than the fast food chinese. Left the breading off the chicken, used fresh squeezed orange juice, and used half the pepper. I used to be known for failing at Chinese chooking, but tonight I have been dubbed the chinese food master!!! Thank You!!!! - 3/29/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good even though I messed it up. I tried reduced the sugar to half thinking it would save me some calories. DON'T DO IT. I ended up adding the remaining sugar to the pan during heat up instead of it cooking into the sauce. I will definitely make it again as directed. - 11/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely my fav orange chicken recipe! It taste so much like take out, you seriously won't miss the real stuff. I always use lower sodium soy sauce (brings recipe down to 740mg instead of 1,145mg). I'm also going to try and use 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 1/2. Thanks for a great recipe! - 10/20/13

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i loovvvvvve orange chicken i cant waito try this delicious meal. tell me if you like this commant - 4/4/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG! My roommate and I thought this was incredible! I had calculate the calories twice b/c I couldn't believe that I wasn't cheating on my diet! I used whole wheat flour to make it a little healthier. Also, there was WAY too much sauce. Next time I will halve the sauce and I'm sure it will be plenty - 2/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My Husband almost fell over himself he loved it so much. Was asking when we were going to have it again. I used brown rice and threw it in with the chicken so all the rice had the sauce. YUMMY! - 1/22/11

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  • Delicious. I used white whole wheat flour. The only thing I added was a sliced scallion (green onion) atop the finished dish. It looked like a professional restaurant dish. - 2/7/14

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  • great RECIPE! Turns out just like timeout! - 6/16/13

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  • I didn't have any orange juice in the house (and no desire to wait until after a shopping trip to make it) so I substituted lemon juice and it worked! Yummy. - 3/4/13

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  • I gave this 5 Stars for the sauce alone. I wonder though if you could coat the chicken and bake it (turning on occasion). It might reduce the oil? My 19 year old college student loved it. - 2/28/13

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  • I substituted orange juice with pineapple juice and rice vinegar with lemon juice an cut back on sugar. Turned out great, my boyfriend loved it so much that he took me on a day trip at the countryside just when we finished lunch! :) Thanks! - 2/26/13

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  • wow, sodium content is over half your daily allowance, I am skipping this recipe. - 2/24/13

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  • Points plus per serving: 8 - 2/24/13

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  • I made this tonight for my family and it was fantastic. My kids actually requested this again next week (and I added broccoli to it so YOU KNOW it is rockin). Thank you for posting this lighter version of a classic. PERFECT! - 2/17/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night for dinner and it was awesome! My family loved it! I didn't use noodles but some brown rice and added some broccoli to the sauce. It was excellent. - 10/16/12

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  • I just made this. I loved it and my family really liked it too - 9/26/12

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  • Very good! I may have added too or taken away some ingredients. But it was delicious. Will make again! - 9/3/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Making this tonight will let you know how it is - 4/24/12

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  • Made this recipe exactly as stated and it was fantastic. My family loved it and my 5-year-old told me it was the best dinner she ever had. We will definitely have this again. I'm also going to use this recipe as the basis for lemon chicken. Thanks for posting this! - 10/22/11

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  • My kids love to eat chinese at a restaurant, but I've had trouble convincing them to try my home made attempts. This one, they liked! - 9/29/11

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  • This was easy and excellent. Husband, who loves orange chicken takeout, LOVED it. And it was easy to make on a busy weeknight. Definitely a keeper! - 5/24/11

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  • This recipe is great! My husband loved it. I breaded my chicken with whole wheat floour and proceded as directed. Was delicious...will be adding this to my permanet recipe file. - 4/29/11

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  • This was AMAZING!!! I did not "bread" the chicken, just pan fried. I added steamed broccoli and carrots, and put it all over brown rice. The sauce was easy to make, and delicious. I thought the amount of sauce was just right. - 3/10/11

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  • I enjoyed this very much; as did my family. I didn't have red pepper flakes so I just used red pepper. I think the flakes will add a different kick next time, but I will definately eat this again! - 1/24/11

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  • Love this recipe. Had trouble importing it into my meal planner though. - 12/21/10

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  • We loved it!! My husband thought it was to spicy, but it was just right for me. One of my favorites from spark people. - 12/2/10

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  • The recipe was a little too spicy for our taste. However, it makes a very good meal aside from the spice. We will be making it again but halving the amount of red pepper. - 10/27/10

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  • We made this tonight, and ha ha, accidentally used the full tablespoon of red pepper! Oh boy... so hot we couldn't finish it, and I love hot stuff... otherwise, a super great dish! We both look forward to our next try! - 10/25/10

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  • This was fantastic my family loved it. I have made it twice already! - 10/21/10

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  • This is SO good!!! Whenever I go out for Chinese (or order in) I always get Orange Chicken. I think this was even better than take out from my favorite local Chinese restaurant. We served it over brown rice and even my kids LOVED it! - 10/10/10

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  • YUMMY! - 8/21/10

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  • Fantastic! i halved the sugar because i wanted it to be more tangy than sweet, also served it over rice. it was wonderful. - 7/13/10

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  • Great recipe! Close to the real thing!!! I added a little bit more OJ to suit my family's tastes. - 7/9/10

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