Everyone has their favorites at Chinese restaurants. For me it’s General Tso’s (I know typical American) and orange chicken. The problem with both is that they’re fried so they aren’t too healthy for you. This version of orange chicken packs the savory and sweet orange flavor, but way fewer calories that is sweetened with honey instead of sugar. Perhaps the best part is you can make it under 30 minutes!
The key difference is that I saute the chicken instead of frying it. Just by adding a little cornstarch to the chicken, it still gets some crunchiness to it. Believe me you won’t miss the frying, plus it’s just easier to make to begin with!
If you want to go the traditional route, you serve the chicken over rice as I did. But if you want to be even healthier, try it over quinoa. I just didn’t have any quinoa at the time. Lauren and I always do our best to have vegetables as well at dinner so some green beans are a good complement. Either way, you’ll love how quickly this dinner comes together and how great it tastes. Enjoy!