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Orange & Ginger Chicken

 
One serving costs about $1.4

$1.40 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 180 minutes

Ready in 3 hours

4 dairy-free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:39%

Spoonacular Score: 39%

 

Orange & Ginger Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 519 calories, 17g of protein, and 12g of fat. For $1.4 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 3 hours. If you have orange, flour, olive oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the soy sauce you could follow this main course with the Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Vin Santo Sauce as a dessert. Only a few people made this recipe, and 2 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 43%. This score is solid. Try Orange Ginger Chicken, Orange and Ginger Chicken, and Orange-Ginger Chicken for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup brown sugar
brown sugar
1 cup
1 cup flour
flour
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps fresh ginger root
fresh ginger root
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps green onion
green onion
0.25 cups
0.25 cups lemon juice
lemon juice
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1
1  orange
orange
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps pepper
pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
1 cup
1 cup rice vinegar
rice vinegar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
2.5 Tbsps
2.5 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps water
water
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup
brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup
flour
0.5 tsps fresh ginger root
0.5 tsps
fresh ginger root
0.5 tsps garlic
0.5 tsps
garlic
2 Tbsps green onion
2 Tbsps
green onion
0.25 cups lemon juice
0.25 cups
lemon juice
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
1  orange
1
orange
0.25 tsps pepper
0.25 tsps
pepper
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
0.25 tsps
red pepper flakes
1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup
rice vinegar
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
skinless boneless chicken breasts
2.5 Tbsps soy sauce
2.5 Tbsps
soy sauce
2 Tbsps water
2 Tbsps
water

Equipment

aluminum foil
aluminum foil
paper towels
paper towels
ziploc bags
ziploc bags
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
paper towels
paper towels
ziploc bags
ziploc bags
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice (about 1/4 cup from the fresh orange), lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the tablespoon orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Place the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag.
  5. Reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. In another resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the marinated chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.
  8. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.39
Ingredient
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
½ teaspoons garlic
2 tablespoons green onion
¼ cups lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 orange
¼ teaspoons pepper
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 cup rice vinegar
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2.5 tablespoons soy sauce
Price
$0.71
$0.17
$0.03
$0.08
$0.41
$0.50
$0.29
$0.01
$0.03
$1.04
$2.00
$0.31
$5.58

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

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Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
519 Calories
16g Protein
12g Total Fat
83g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
519
26%

Fat
12g
19%

  Saturated Fat
1g
11%

Carbohydrates
83g
28%

  Sugar
57g
64%

Cholesterol
36mg
12%

Sodium
1005mg
44%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
34%

Selenium
30µg
43%

Vitamin B3
8mg
42%

Vitamin C
24mg
30%

Vitamin B6
0.52mg
26%

Vitamin B1
0.32mg
22%

Manganese
0.39mg
19%

Folate
76µg
19%

Phosphorus
179mg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin K
13µg
12%

Potassium
430mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Magnesium
37mg
9%

Calcium
77mg
8%

Fiber
1g
8%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Zinc
0.67mg
4%

Vitamin A
159IU
3%

Vitamin B12
0.11µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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