One of my husband’s favorite meals at Chinese restaurants is orange chicken. I keep trying to find a recipe to make this at home, but I’ve also been trying to lighten it up! This recipe turned out to be pretty close to the real thing! We both enjoyed it!
Lightened Up Orange Chicken (adapted from Brown Thumb Mama)
-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts—cubed
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-1/2 cup orange juice
-zest of one orange
-3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
-2 Tablespoons honey
-1/4 teaspoon (or more if you like things spicy!) red pepper flakes
Heat your oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook until done.
While chicken is cooking, mix together orange juice, orange zest, oyster sauce, and honey. Set aside until chicken is done cooking.
When chicken is done, remove from the pan. Wipe the pan down with a paper towel. Add the sauce mixture and allow to heat up and thicken.
When sauce has thickened, add chicken back to the pan and heat through.
Serve on top of a bed of rice and enjoy!
Have a wonderful day! I’m going to be hanging out inside today….it’s COLD outside!