Orange Chicken Recipe

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This recipe is designed to be lower in carbohydrates. Sometimes trying to stay within your macronutrient goals for the day you may be looking to get more protein in with less carbs. That is where this recipe comes in and this recipe can be fairly versatile. For example, you can substitute tofu or vegetarian protein in for the chicken.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast, raw ***(Can substitute vegan/vegetarian protein source such as tofu for example.)
  • 6 tbs sugar free orange marmalade/jelly
  • 1 tbs soy sauce (or coconut aminos for gluten free)
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sesame Seeds, optional

Instructions:

  1. Cut chicken breast into bite size pieces
  2. Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat
  3. Add in chicken breast and cook for 1-2 minutes
  4. Sprinkle in onion powder and garlic powder
  5. Continue to cook
  6. While chicken is cooking, mix together orange marmalade, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar. Give it a taste test and add in a bit of honey, if you would like it sweeter
  7. Once chicken is cooked, turn down heat and add in sauce
  8. Toss chicken in sauce to coat
  9. Cover and allow sauce to thicken
  10. Serve in lettuce cups, over brown rice or cauliflower rice
  11. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired

Important note when tracking calories and macronutrients be sure to look at the labels for the products you are using, don’t assume all products or ingredients are the same. Also if the recipe doesn’t fit your macronutrient goals maybe skip some of the optional additions to the recipe or wait to do a particular recipe for another day when it does fit your macronutrient needs. Accurately tracking your macronutrients can help you to optimize your nutrition so that your nutrition is assisting you to work towards and achieve your health and fitness goals. If it is within your macronutrients range you can use big green plant leaves such as lettuce leaves to use as tortillas for keeping your carbohydrates low while being able to enjoy the orange chicken as part of a meal, just be sure to add the macronutrients for the lettuce or plant you consume.

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