Healthy Orange Chicken

Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Health score
27%
Healthy Orange Chicken
45 min.
2
723kcal
42.01%sweetness
100%saltiness
22.98%sourness
25.13%bitterness
70.66%savoriness
64.18%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • lb chicken breast 
  • tsp vegetable oil 
  • 0.3 cup orange juice 
  • 0.3 cup rice vinegar 
  • tsp rice wine 
  • tsp rice wine 
  • tsp rice wine 
  • Tbs soya sauce 
  • Tbs chili sauce hot
  • cloves garlic minced
  • Tbs brown sugar 
  • Tbs brown sugar 
  • Tbs orange zest 
  • stalk spring onion 
  • 0.3 cup water 
  • tsp cornstarch 
  • servings salt and pepper to taste
  • servings rice white
  • servings rice white

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • mixing bowl
  • plastic wrap

Directions

  1. Cut the chicken breast into cubes. In a mixing bowl, marinate the chicken with orange juice, rice vinegar, rice wine, hot chili sauce, brown sugar, and minced garlic. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and press down so the marinade will soak the chicken evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. While waiting for the chicken to marinate, prepare the vegetables. Chop the onion into square pieces. Chop green onions and separate the white and green parts. Zest the orange.
  3. In a saut pan, add vegetable oil and turn to high heat.
  4. Add in the chicken and saut for 1 minute. Toss the chicken and saut for another minute or until caramelized.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a dish.
  6. Continue to use high heat.
  7. Add the chopped onion to the pan and saut until soft.
  8. Add the chicken back to the pan, with the white parts of the green onion and orange zest. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  9. Add the liquid to the pan and let it simmer to 30 seconds.
  10. Add the remaining green onion to the pan and let the sauce continue to reduce and thicken.
  11. When the sauce is reduced to desired consistency, add salt and pepper to taste. The orange chicken is done.
  12. Serve over white rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories723kcal
Protein33.27%
Fat11.56%
Carbs55.17%

Properties

Glycemic Index
150.69
Glycemic Load
46.42
Inflammation Score
-6
Nutrition Score
30.726086956522%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.05mg
Hesperetin
3.7mg
Naringenin
0.66mg
Kaempferol
0.09mg
Myricetin
0.06mg
Quercetin
0.77mg

Taste

Sweetness:
42.01%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
22.98%
Bitterness:
25.13%
Savoriness:
70.66%
Fattiness:
64.18%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:723.3kcal
36.16%
Fat:8.87g
13.65%
Saturated Fat:1.81g
11.33%
Carbohydrates:95.27g
31.76%
Net Carbohydrates:92.83g
33.75%
Sugar:15.84g
17.6%
Cholesterol:145.15mg
48.38%
Sodium:1575.13mg
68.48%
Alcohol:1.21g
6.71%
Protein:57.45g
114.9%
Vitamin B3:26.2mg
131.01%
Selenium:87.68µg
125.26%
Vitamin B6:1.97mg
98.32%
Phosphorus:625.05mg
62.5%
Manganese:1.22mg
60.76%
Vitamin B5:4.36mg
43.59%
Vitamin C:29.65mg
35.93%
Potassium:1132.71mg
32.36%
Magnesium:98.93mg
24.73%
Vitamin B2:0.33mg
19.25%
Vitamin B1:0.27mg
18.09%
Copper:0.34mg
17.22%
Vitamin K:17.58µg
16.74%
Zinc:2.51mg
16.72%
Iron:2.42mg
13.46%
Fiber:2.45g
9.78%
Folate:35.5µg
8.87%
Calcium:78.29mg
7.83%
Vitamin B12:0.45µg
7.56%
Vitamin E:0.92mg
6.15%
Vitamin A:266.33IU
5.33%
Vitamin D:0.23µg
1.51%
Source:Foodista