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Sesame Orange Chicken

Who said all Chinese food is unhealthy and fried? This guilt-free recipe can be ready in just 45 minutes. Enjoy that take-out feeling without the delivery fee.

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Serves 4


  • 1  pound chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces. 
  • 2 cups green beans 
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (from an orange)
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos  
  • 1 inch ginger, fresh (chopped) 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil  
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions or green onions 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon chili fFlakes  
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups  white rice (optional) 
  • Orange slices to garnish (optional) 


(Note: Rice prep time and cooking can take more than 20 minutes. Get the rice cooking in the background before moving onto the next step.
Skip to Step 2 if you’re not eating rice.)  

  1. (Optional, if Eating with Rice) Rinse rice under water until the water runs clear, add 4 cups of water and 2 cups of white rice into a large pot, bring water to a boil, add a pinch of salt to water (optional) once water boils, reduce heat to low/simmer and cover the pot with a lid, cook for 18 minutes with the pot lid on until water is absorbed.  
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add chicken,
    and sprinkle with garlic powder, chili flakes sea salt and pepper. 
  3. Stir the chicken until it is golden brown and cooked through, then set aside on a plate. 
  4. In the same skillet add the remaining olive oil, and stir fry the ginger, with the green beans for
    8-10 minutes until they start to blacken. 
  5. Whisk orange juice, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Pour the sauce over the
    stir-fried green beans and stir to combine. 
  6. Add the chicken back into the pan and mix with the green beans and sauce.  
  7. Place a lid on the saucepan and allow chicken to reheat for several minutes. 
  8. Place ½ cup of rice in each bowl, add ½ cup of chicken and green beans into the bowl and garnish with scallions, sesame seeds and orange slices.

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