Our family loves orange chicken. This recipe is not quite the gusto of the restaurants version (of course not because this is calorie friendly), but for a diet version this recipe works! Family enjoyed this just as well and I'm sure our waist lines are thanking us.
I chose this recipe while trying to find recipes to use up a crate of fresh oranges. I made it for myself, DD and her BFF (both 5 years old and picky). Both girls had seconds! The sauce thickened up just fine for me, and my only change next time would be to add a little extra ginger. There was just a little something missing in the flavor and I think a little stronger ginger might take care of that. :) Thanks for posting, wife2abadge!
The points work out to 5 a serving. Using medium high heat to brown the chicken works better. Also, increase the cornstarch to 1 tablespoon so that the sauce thickens properly. Great flavor and hearty portion size! Thanks for sharing!!
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I loved this. I double the sauce. It was a very fresh tasting dinner and my husband and kids said they would request it again.
Not bad, but not a keeper, for us anyway. I understand the WW aspect of it, but I just found this not worth the effort, points. I do want to add that I added more cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Overall, it was just flavorless.
just made this for lunch for myself and the kiddies. not too concerned about the WW thing, just trying to use up some broccoli. Very good, served over white rice, might add garlic next time. Didn't use the orange, didn't think it needed it. Sauce thickened up just fine. Nice and light. Thanks.
I may have missed it, but where is the Weight Watcher point value?
I used some stirfry frozen veggies that I thawed in the micro, I used regular soy and I didn't add the orange. I used regular orange juice, not fresh squeezed and it still turned out tasty. I would increase the ginger and add just a smidge of garlic next time. I also might add some (1-2 Tbsp) of brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit. It was fast and easy. Make sure your skillet is on med-high heat when you add the chicken in order to get a nice brown.