Low Calorie Orange Flavored Chicken Recipe – 6 Point Value
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Orange Flavored Chicken, also mistakenly referred to as General Tso’s chicken, is a Chinese fast food favorite. The problem is, this dish is packed with tons of fat and calories. One average sized portion of orange flavored chicken can set you back 600-800 calories and over 30 grams of fat! Yikes! Those are some scary numbers. Instead, try this amazing Orange Flavored Chicken recipe that has 6 Weight Watchers Points per serving. It’s deelish!
Orange Chicken Recipe
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch strips
2 cup cooked white rice, kept hot
Rind of a small orange sliced into thin strips
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup canned chicken broth, reduced-sodium
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp peanut oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 medium scallions, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or 1 dried chili pepper, minced
1 tbsp sesame seeds
**For added nutritional value, substitute the white rice with brown rice
In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, broth, sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and vinegar, then set aside.
In a large skillet, heat peanut oil on medium-high heat. Add orange rinds, scallions, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 2 minutes. Add in the chicken and cook for approximately 6 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown.
Now mix in the sauce and let simmer until the chicken is cooked all the way through and the sauce starts to get thick, this should take approximately 3-4 minutes. On a plate, serve chicken and sauce over rice and garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds
Serving size = 1 cup of chicken and 1/2 cup of rice