Thai Orange Chicken

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Slightly sweet, a little spicy and a hint of orange gives this chicken dish a unique flavor that is sure to wake up your taste buds. Serve over Chinese noodles or rice along with a green salad for a delicious, quick meal.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 carrots, cut into matchsticks

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into small pieces

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup peanuts

  • cup orange juice

  • cup soy sauce

  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, ginger, and garlic until carrots are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer carrot mixture to a bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the same skillet.

  2. Cook and stir chicken in the hot olive oil until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Add carrot mixture, water, peanuts, orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, and red pepper flakes to chicken; stir to combine. Cover and simmer until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove about 1/4 cup sauce from the skillet; whisk in cornstarch until dissolved and sauce is smooth. Pour cornstarch mixture back into chicken and sauce; cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
24g Fat
37g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1360mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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