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Baked Orange Chicken

Herbs and Flour
No need for takeout when you have recipes like this healthy Baked Orange Chicken recipe! It's just as good, if not better, than anything you can order without any of the grease!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 532 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg

Sauce

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F and grease a baking sheet with oil.
  • Cut chicken thighs into 1 inch cubes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, oil, water, and an egg to form batter. The batter should have the consistency of a pancake batter. If it is too thick, add more water.
  • Add the chicken to the batter and mix to coat. Place chicken on the baking sheet, shaking off any excess batter. Ensure the chicken is in a single layer for even cooking and to prevent sticking. Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, over high heat in a saucepan add all of the sauce ingredients except for the cornstarch and water. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce heat to medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Add it to the saucepan and whisk to combine. Once the sauce thickens, remove from heat.
  • When chicken is cooked, combine the chicken and sauce in a mixing bowl or the baking dish. Toss the chicken to coat it in the sauce. Serve over rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 24gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 644mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken, chicken breast, chicken thighs, citrus, orange, takeout, takeout fakeout
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