Healthy Orange Chicken












Everyday I get an e-mail from Hungry Girl and everyday I delete the e-mail without ever reading it. It is one of those things I should unsubscribe too and for some reason I find it easier to just delete the e-mail everyday. Well, this one day a few weeks ago the title of the e-mail must have caught my attention because I opened it and found what sounded like a delicious healthy swap for Chinese orange chicken, which happens to be one of my favorite Chinese dishes. So I thought why not lets try it, just because I never had luck with any Hungry Girl recipe in the past, this one might be different. So to my surprise with a few alterations, the dish was actually pretty tasty.  So below is the recipe that I used, the original is on the hungry girl website.

Healthy Orange Chicken

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless cut into 1 inch cubes

1 egg

1 tbsp water

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp orange marmalade

1 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

2 scallions, sliced thin

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place chicken in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk together egg and water and pour on top of chicken. Place flour in a plate. Individually lift chicken from egg mixture allowing excess to drop off and coat in flour. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, whisk broth with cornstarch until cornstarch has dissolved. Add marmalade, vinegar, soy sauce, and thoroughly whisk.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir garlic and ginger until slightly softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth mixture and cook until well mixed and slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once thickened add chicken and coat with sauce.  Top with scallions

Serves: 2

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