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Freezer Friendly Healthy Orange Chicken

Freezer Friendly Healthy Orange Chicken that’s baked in the oven and not fried!  Delicious tangy flavor that is much healthier than store bought! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Freezer Friendly Healthy Orange Chicken
Servings: 6 1/2 cup
Calories: 455kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 thigh chicken thigh, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 medium egg
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, fresh
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a large cookie sheet.
  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and place flour, eggs, and panko in separate bowls.  Gently whisk eggs.
  • Coat each bitesize piece of chicken in flour, then egg, then panko.  Place on cookie sheet.  Do this until all the chicken is done. (For freezer recipe see below)
  • Bake chicken for about 15 minutes or until done.
  • SAUCE: In a small sauce pan over medium high heat add orange juice, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger.  (I also added crushed red peppers for a little kick.)  In a small dish, add cornstarch and water, whisk until smooth and then add to sauce pan.  Bring to a boil or until thickened.  Pour over cooked chicken and serve with rice or steamed veggies.

Notes

FREEZER FRIENDLY:

Place cooked and cooled chicken into a freezer bag. Place uncooked sauce (all the listed ingredients) into small bag and freeze both.  To make: Bake chicken on parchment paper for 15 minutes or until heather through in a 350 degree oven.  Place your bag of sauce into a bowl of hot water to thaw quickly. Then pour of of the plastic bag and into a sauce pan and bring to a boil to thicken.  Pour over chicken and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 317mg | Sodium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g