CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN | HEALTHY SLIMMING RECIPE

    Quick and easy Slimming friendly stir fried chicken in a delicious sweet orange sauce. This healthy recipe makes the perfect weeknight meal! This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

    This delicious version of the popular Chinese Orange Chicken packs in all of the amazing sweet and savoury orange flavour of the restaurant style version, but with only a fraction of the calories and fat.  Making this Slimming friendly meant it had to be naturally sweetened with honey making this an acceptable healthy evening meal when following the a controlled weight loss plan.

    So many orange chicken recipes I see online are made using Fanta Orange to try and keep the recipe low in Syns. I however prefer to allow a couple of extra Syns and use fresh Orange juice. Meaning you are left with a delicious sticky authentic Chinese orange chicken fakeaway. 




    WHY IS THIS THE BEST ORANGE CHICKEN?

    • Delicious
    • Zesty
    • Naturally sweet
    • Low Syn*
    • Ready in just 20 minutes

    CAN I REHEAT OR FREEZE THS ORANGE CHICKEN?

    Yes allow to cool before storing in an airtight container. 

    Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month. Defrost completely before reheating in a pan.




    Orange Chicken

    Slimming World Syns: 4 Per Serving*
    Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon
    Calories: 400 Calories Per Serving
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Chinese
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Servings 2

    Ingredients

    • 2 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts (Diced)
    • 80ml Smooth Orange Juice (1.5 Syns)
    • 2 Level tbsp Honey (5 Syns)
    • 1 level tbsp Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce (½ A syn)
    • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
    • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
    • ½ tsp Garlic Granules
    • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
    • 1 Level tbsp Cornflour (1 Syn)
    • 1 tbsp Cold Water
    • Pinch Salt
    • Pinch Black Pepper
    • Frylight

    Instructions

    • Spritz some Frylight in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and sauté until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes per side.
    • In a small cup mix together cornflour and 1 tablespoon of water.
    • In a seperate bowl add orange juce. honey, sriracha, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic granules, ginger, salt, pepper and the cornflour mix. Stir throughly.
    • Add the sauce to the pan and over a medium heat cook the chicken in the sauce until it thickens. Serve with your choice of side.

    Notes

    *Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the fatgirlskinny.net team. They have not been verified by an official source.

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    10 Responses

    1. Michael George Duffield says:

      Hi, cant get rice vinegar here what can i substitute ?

    2. Sarah Wood says:

      Looks good but could you leave out the hot chilli sauce because I am allergic to chilli thankyou in anticipation for a prompt reply.
      Sarah wood.

    3. Sarah Wood says:

      Thanks will give it a go

    4. Ilona says:

      Can’t wait to try this it looks Delicious

    5. Jane Ross says:

      Since we are effectively on ‘lock down’ while Corona virus restrictions apply, I found I had all the ingredients required for this recipe already in the kitchen/fridge/freezer. My husband and i made this together, following the recipe to the letter……and it was FABULOUS. Definitely one recipe to try and use regularly. Thank you so much for all your efforts to share your wonderful dishes.

    6. Sly Stone says:

      Looking for something different for my hubby and I for dinner. This recipe took my fancy but wasnt sure if hubby would… needn’t have worried.. he cant wait to have orange spices chicken again. Wonderful and tasty. Quick to prepare and so versatile. Thank you. X

    7. Marilyn Inch says:

      I must lose weight. I am diabetic and MUST lose weight. I’d like to do iceland meals is that a good way to go.

    8. Cooked this last night and it was delicious. My husband loved it too and he’s a fussy eater! We want more sauce though so next time I will double up the sauce ingredients and take the syns!! So easy to do as well. I am loving your recipes and it’s really boosted our variety of food that we eat. Thank you! I never thought I could get my husband to try different food but he is now thanks to you!!! If only I can get him to try pasta 🙏

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