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Healthy Orange sesame chicken
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Healthy Orange Sesame Chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken is a healthy, delicious, and quick recipe that you'll be making over and over again! It's easy and full of flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Britney


  • 1 ¼ cup Orange Juice
  • cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar
  • cup Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsps Orange Zest
  • Salt, to taste to taste
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 2 tbsps Olive Oil
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish


  • In a large saucepan, combine orange juice, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, ground ginger, honey, garlic powder and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional). Stir together and bring to a boil. Boil for 10-15 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Add orange zest and set aside.
  • Cut chicken breasts into cubes and season with salt.
  • Warm olive oil in a skillet and add chicken cubes. Cook thoroughly over medium heat. Pour in sauce and remove from heat.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.



Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg