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Healthy Orange Chicken (Gluten Free)

Healthy Orange Chicken (Gluten Free) - a healthy spin on your favorite takeout meal. This Healthy Orange Chicken is simple to make, gluten free, and full of flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: gluten free, healthy chicken recipe, healthy takeout, orange chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Nikki

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup orange juice fresh, if possible
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink.
  • While chicken is cooking, combine the orange juice, coconut aminos, broth, honey, garlic, and arrowroot powder in a small bowl and whisk well.
  • One the chicken is cooked through, add the sauce to the pan, stirring until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve over rice or quinoa with a side of steamed broccoli for a complete meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg