Healthy Orange Chicken

Healthy Orange Chicken

What’s better than a surprisingly healthy dinner dish? A surprisingly healthy and easy-to-make dinner dish, obviously!

Oh, and it’s probably worth noting that it is absolutely delicious on top of both of those. Really just a win-win-win situation (don’t you just love those?).

I made this dish the other night because of one totally weird situation: I had half an open bottle of delicious sake that needed immediate consuming and really demanded a flavorful dish to accompany it, but I was way too lazy to go pick anything up. So instead, I took stock of what I had laying around in my pantry, and created this dish… and it was amazing! I also made some of my famous caulifrice to serve with the chicken. Altogether, it really turned into a totally yummy and unexpectedly awesome dinner!


For the Orange Sauce
  • 3/4 cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
  • optional: orange zest
For the Chicken
  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons of flour (feel free to substitute almond flour, soy flour,  quinoa flour, etc for a “cleaner” option)
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil (feel free to substitute sunflower or even coconut oil)
  • freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and steamed


For the Orange Sauce

Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well. Set aside.

For the Chicken

Put the chicken, flour, canola oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well using your hands. Really make sure that each chunk of chicken is well-coated with the mixture.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken mixture. Toss and cook the chicken until it’s browned and cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Pour the chicken onto some paper towels to soak up the excess oil.

Return the skillet to the heat and add the orange sauce. Let it simmer for a few minutes (3 is plenty), add the chicken back into the skillet, stir, add the broccoli, and stir. Make sure everything is well-coated in the orange sauce before serving the dish hot!

I told you it was easy.