Low Cal Chinese Orange Chicken w/ Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 325.2
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.6 mg
  • Sodium: 154.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 21.3 g

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Introduction

Heat oil in pan to medium. In a seperate pot, put 6 cups of water on to boil and add 1 tsp pepper and 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional.)Cube chicken into small cubes. Toss lightly in cornstarch. You won't need all of it, just lightly cover the chicken. Cook chicken in heated canola oil until its finished. It should take the same amount of time for the water to boil, as for the chicken to cook through. When the water is at a full boil, add in the 3 c of brown medium or long grain rice. You can use white, but brown is so much better. Into the pot with the chicken, add in the orange juice, fresh if you have it. Then stir in the fresh grated ginger root, orange peel and soy sauce. Let this simmer and reduce. Serve orange chicken ontop of your fluffed rice. Heat oil in pan to medium. In a seperate pot, put 6 cups of water on to boil and add 1 tsp pepper and 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional.)Cube chicken into small cubes. Toss lightly in cornstarch. You won't need all of it, just lightly cover the chicken. Cook chicken in heated canola oil until its finished. It should take the same amount of time for the water to boil, as for the chicken to cook through. When the water is at a full boil, add in the 3 c of brown medium or long grain rice. You can use white, but brown is so much better. Into the pot with the chicken, add in the orange juice, fresh if you have it. Then stir in the fresh grated ginger root, orange peel and soy sauce. Let this simmer and reduce. Serve orange chicken ontop of your fluffed rice.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Chicken
    Brown Rice (Instant if you can)
    Orange Juice
    Orange Peel
    Ginger Root
    Soy Sauce
    Corn Starch Canola Oil
    Black Pepper
    Cayenne Pepper

Directions

This will serve a family of 6 easily. Each person will get 1/2 c of rice, and a spoonfull of chicken micture atop that. I normally serve long string green beans as a side with this. To do that, I just steam 1 lb of green beans and then char slightly in a saute pan with some slivered almonds. This recipe is a great alternative to traditional chinese takeout with a fraction of the calories and sodium. Its a family fav!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIZZYT33.

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  • This recipe looked good, but there are no measurements! I would love to try it, but as written, the recipe is impossible to use... - 4/14/19

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