Easy, Healthy Orange Chicken

This healthy Orange Peel Chicken is a lighter version of your favorite takeout, bursting with flavor and tons of veggies! It's a delicious, one pan dinner perfect for weeknights! (no added sugar, gluten-free option) | via

This healthy orange chicken is a healthier, more delicious version or your favorite takeout. It’s easy to make with just one pan, bursting with flavor and customizable to whatever vegetables you have on hand. (no added sugar, gluten-free option)



For the sauce:

For the Orange Peel Chicken:

For serving:


  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. Chop carrots and cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp of the oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet, stirring occasionally so that all sides get browned. Continue cooking until chicken is mostly cooked through, 5-8 minutes. Remove from chicken from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 1 tsp oil to the skillet. Add carrots, snow peas and edamame to skillet and cook, stirring, until carrots are softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken back to the skillet and pour in sauce. Cook until sauce is thickened, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with cooked brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.


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