Family Focus Chiropractic recipe of the week! Orange Chicken

Courtesy of Health Bent. Check out Health Bent’s blog here.

IngredientsEden Prairie Chiropractor

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 3 T fat (coconut oil works well here)
  • juice of 2 oranges* (3 for more sauce)
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 t fresh ginger
  • 3 T coconut aminos or wheat-free soy sauce
  • 1 t chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Method

  • In a medium size sauce pot, add the orange juice, zest, ginger, coconut aminos and chili garlic sauce or sriracha.
  • Set over medium heat and let simmer to reduce and thicken while the chicken cooks.
  • In a saute pan, heat 3 T of the fat of your choice, over medium high heat.
  • Add the chopped chicken thighs and cook until a nice brown crust has developed on the chicken pieces, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce pot and stir to coat with the orange sauce. Serve topped with sliced green onions.
  • Serve over sauteed or steamed veggies of your choice

*Taste your oranges. If they don’t taste orange-y, then neither will this dish. Use tangerines if you need to or add a teaspoon of sweetener until you’re satisfied with the flavor.