Asian-Inspired Recipe: Crispy Low-Sugar Orange Chicken

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2-inch pieces
1 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon all-natural honey
1 1/2 tablespoon low-sugar orange marmalade
1-3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375ยบ F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Place chicken in a small bowl and add salt, pepper and beaten egg. Toss well.
Shake off excess egg and, one-by-one, dredge chicken pieces in bowl of flour. Evenly spread out on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
In a separate small bowl, combine cornstarch with chicken broth until completely dissolved. Set aside
In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and cook ginger and garlic until fragrant. 1-2 minutes. Add orange juice, zest, honey, red pepper flakes, soy sauce and marmalade. Bring to a boil and stir for 2 minutes, then lower heat and simmer until sauce thickens and reduces by 1/4.
Pour in cornstarch mixture and bring back to a boil, stirring for 2-4 minutes. Take off heat, but keep warm. Toss in chicken and coat thoroughly with sauce. Serve hot.


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