Low Calorie Orange Chicken at Home

How to Make Orange Chicken Recipes at Home

Learn how to make orange chicken recipes at home to save money, calories, and time. This low calorie recipe orange chicken is only 313 calories, and can be made in just 30 minutes. Make your own orange chicken recipe at home with this easy how to guide, low calorie orange sauce for chicken recipe, printable recipe card, and even a shopping list for homemade orange chicken.

how to make orange chicken recipes at home

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Low Calorie Orange Chicken at Home

How to Make Orange Chicken Recipes at Home

Healthy Orange Chicken at Home Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep 2 ways. You can cook the healthy recipe completely then store for later, or add the ingredients to a bag, mix and add to the freezer for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days and the freezer for a month.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, or in a 350 degree oven until warmed through (about 20 minutes)

Low Calorie Orange Chicken at Home

how to make orange chicken recipes at home

Low Calorie Orange Chicken at Home

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This low calorie recipe for orange chicken is easy and delicious.
We skip the frying to save 100's of calories, without sacrificing flavor.
Learn how to make orange chicken recipes at home. It's faster than take out, healthier, and cheaper to make!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken until browned and cooked though, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the orange sauce mixture in a medium bowl.
  • Once cooked, move the chicken to a plate, and pour the sauce into the pan.
  • Bring the sauce mixture to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir often to avoid burning.
  • Once the sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon, add the cooked chicken to the pan and mix together to coat the chicken in orange sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 25.1gProtein: 35.3gFat: 8.2gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1022mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 18.5gCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Main Course
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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4 thoughts on “Low Calorie Orange Chicken at Home”

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  2. audreyleejohns

    Different elevations can change such things. Try adding 1 tablespoon cornstarch.

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