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One Pan Healthy Orange Chicken

by chefnatskitchen

A healthy take on the popular Chinese dish, this recipe is high in protein, nutrient dense and so flavorful. Juicy chicken breaded in flaxseed and brown rice flour, coated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. It comes together in 30 minutes and is very easy to make.

Ingredient Notes and Health Benefits:

Chicken Tenderloins: A great source of lean protein. You could also use chicken breast and cut it into small pieces

Ground Flaxseed: This is the first layer of the breading. Rather than using cornstarch (which is commonly used for this), I much prefer flaxseed. It is high in omega 3’s fiber and lignans, which may help prevent cancer.

Brown Rice Flour: High in fiber, and magnesium, this is a great gluten-free flour.

Orange Juice: High in vitamin c, folate and potassium, it adds so much flavor to the sauce and is very healthy

Soy Sauce: I always buy the low sodium version. It has just as much flavor and is much healthier.

Healthy Orange Chicken

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


1 lb chicken tenderloins, cut into bite size pieces
2 red bell peppers, cut into bite size pieces
1 yellow onion, cut into bite size pieces
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup brown rice flour
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2-1 tsp salt
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp honey


1. In 3 separate bowls, place ground flaxseed, whisked eggs and brown rice flour.
2. Place bite size chicken into ground flaxseed and coat. Do the same with the eggs and then brown rice flour.
3. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil into a large skillet and heat to medium.
4. Place chicken into skillet and cook for about 6 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through.
5. While the chicken is cooking, chop red bell peppers and onion. Set aside.
6. Place sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk. Set aside.
7. Remove chicken from skillet. Add other tbsp of coconut oil to skillet.
8. Add bell peppers and onion to skillet. Cook 2 minutes.
9. Add chicken back into skillet, then add sauce and salt. Stir to coat.
10. Simmer over medium heat covered for 8 minutes. Remove cover and simmer for another 2 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.
11. Serve over rice, quinoa, or a harvest grain blend (Trader Joe's). Top with sesame seeds and enjoy.

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Ralph June 17, 2021 - 5:36 pm

I absolutely LOVE this one!!! Thank you ChefNat😊👍💕


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