GInger Orange Chicken meal prep is a great make ahead lunch option
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Ginger Orange Chicken Meal Prep

Ginger Orange Chicken Meal Prep is a great make ahead lunch option, full of delicious flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: meal prep, orange chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Chicken thighs or chicken breast
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tbs olive oil

Sauce

  • 1 ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs rice wine/mirin
  • 2 Tbs white vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs orange zest
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbs freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs corn starch optional

Garnish

  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Slice chicken into strips
  • Salt and pepper chicken
  • Put 1 Tbs olive oil in a large skillet, and heat over medium-high heat, add chicken to the pan and sear it on each side. Then remove from the pan. It won't be cooked through, that is okay.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients to the pan, except the corn starch, and whisk it all together.
  • Cook the sauce over medium high heat for 6-7 minutes until it starts to thicken, add corn starch if needed to help thicken, otherwise, leave it out.
  • Add chicken back in, and let it cook through. Sauce should continue to thicken while chicken cooks, another 5-6 minutes, and should be fully thickened by the time the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve over rice, with a fresh veggie (broccoli, sugar snap peas, etc.) and garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

Keeps for about a week in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1289mg | Potassium: 597mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.8mg