Chicken breast meat stir fried with orange juice and zest, soy sauce, garlic and brown sugar, topped with bean sprouts and served over crispy chow mein noodles. A healthy, zesty stir fry treat guaranteed to excite the most finicky eaters!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small bowl combine the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, salt, garlic and brown sugar. Mix well.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. When oil begins to bubble, add chicken. Saute until cooked through (no longer pink inside), about 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Add orange sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce begins to bubble. Add flour, a little bit at a time, until sauce has thickened to your liking. Add bean sprouts and cook for 1 minute; serve hot over chow mein noodles.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; 25.1 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 1749 mg sodium. 41.1 g carbohydrates; 34.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! Just before the chicken was done frying I added a pkg of frozen stir fry veggies (which finished cooking after adding the sauce mix). Served over white rice and chow mein noodles. GREAT STUFF!! And soooo easy to make. The hardest part was cutting up the chicken! thanks for sharing this recipe! Don't add too much flour or cornstarch...you need enough sauce to saturate the rice (if you serve over rice). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/29/2010
I decided to try to follow the recipe as close as possible the first time against my instincts. I really should have gone with my gut. 1/4 cup is WAY too much soy sauce. The sauce basically tasted like soy sauce to me. I could barely even taste the orange. I do think it will be good with modification though and I will try it again. Read More
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464 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 174
  • 4 star values: 166
  • 3 star values: 61
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! Just before the chicken was done frying I added a pkg of frozen stir fry veggies (which finished cooking after adding the sauce mix). Served over white rice and chow mein noodles. GREAT STUFF!! And soooo easy to make. The hardest part was cutting up the chicken! thanks for sharing this recipe! Don't add too much flour or cornstarch...you need enough sauce to saturate the rice (if you serve over rice). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! Just before the chicken was done frying I added a pkg of frozen stir fry veggies (which finished cooking after adding the sauce mix). Served over white rice and chow mein noodles. GREAT STUFF!! And soooo easy to make. The hardest part was cutting up the chicken! thanks for sharing this recipe! Don't add too much flour or cornstarch...you need enough sauce to saturate the rice (if you serve over rice). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2006
This was a great base recipe and with just a few tweaks it quickly became a five-star meal! I skipped the zest and the salt and toned down the garlic for personal preference. When I started I cooked some spaghetti noodles and set those aside. Along with the bean sprouts I added broccoli red pepper and a small can of mandarin oranges juice and all (you can also use the mandarin juice to mix with the flour when you thicken the sauce). Then threw in some extra (low-salt)soy sauce to balance out the extra juice. Stirred in the spaghetti noodles and served. We added the cashews and chow mein noodles at our plates so they wouldn't get soggy with any leftovers. Next time I think I will also add carrots snap peas and mushrooms. It was so fast and easy that this is getting added to our meal rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Very good! Better than take out and was just as fast. Used instant rice to serve with it and added cubed green peppers and pineapple and used a little of the pineapple juice too for taste. skipped the salt and orange rind and added some of the pineapple juice and found that this made the saltiness disappear completely and gave the sauce just what it needed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2005
This recipe was very good. I changed it a little bit adding about 1/8 tsp ground ginger and 1 Tbsp Orange Marmalade. I also served it over white rice and added broccoli instead of bean sprouts. It tasted similar to Orange Chicken you get from chinese restaurants without the breading on the chicken. Maybe next time I will add a little red pepper flakes to give it a little heat. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2003
A little too salty but cut the salt in half and this is really good. I prefer to use cornstarch rather than flour to thicken - Half as much cornstarch is the ratio to use. Good over hot cooked rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2006
My hubby is crazy for this! We serve over brown rice and use carrots peppers and broccoli instead of the sprouts. You can make any # of modifications to this one and never go wrong! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I have never made anything this good! It was easy to make mostly prep time and it came out tasting fantastic. I also added some frozen stir fry veggies and they went well with the dish. You won't be dissapointed by this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
I thought this was just great (and a great substitute for the store-bought high-calorie fastfood version with this name). I added 1 tsp of corn starch to the bowl holding the orange juice mixture and threw in some chunks of onion and green and red peppers. The sauce coats the chicken nicely. This is a keeper. I made a vegetable lo mein on the side and added mandarin oranges for additional color to the plate. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
My family loved it I used corn strach to thicken and added a little more zest. Great with rice and so easy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/29/2010
I decided to try to follow the recipe as close as possible the first time against my instincts. I really should have gone with my gut. 1/4 cup is WAY too much soy sauce. The sauce basically tasted like soy sauce to me. I could barely even taste the orange. I do think it will be good with modification though and I will try it again. Read More
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