Spicy Ginger and Orange Chicken with Broccoli

Believe it or not, I really do eat dishes that don't include chicken! I promise! I was looking for something a little healthier after gorging on Paula Deen's chicken the other night, and I found this recipe on All You. While I wouldn't say the prep time was as short as the recipe suggests, it was definitely worth it in the end. I LOVE orange chicken, and this particular recipe was so much lighter and healthier than the typical orange glazed chicken you get in so many Chinese restaurants. Not to mention the ginger gave it a wonderful flavor boost. If you're making this on a weeknight, allow a little extra time for preparing the chicken, cooking the vegetables, etc.


  • 4  (6 oz.) skinned, boned chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
  • 3  tablespoons  light soy sauce
  • 1  pound  broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  small sweet onion, diced
  • 2  tablespoons  minced fresh ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  grated orange rind
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  dark sesame oil
  • 1/2  cup  fat-free, reducedsodium chicken broth
  • 1/4  cup  orange marmalade
  • 2  large oranges, peeled, sectioned and coarsely chopped


1. Place chicken and soy sauce in a shallow dish or heavyduty zip-top plastic bag. Cover or seal, and chill for 15 minutes.
2. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking; remove from water and set aside. Drain chicken, reserving soy sauce; dredge chicken slices in cornstarch.
3. Brown chicken, in batches, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 1 minute per side or until done.* Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings; keep chicken warm.
4. Add reserved soy sauce, onion, ginger, orange rind, red pepper, garlic and sesame oil to reserved drippings in skillet. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
5. Add broth and marmalade to soy-sauce mixture, stirring until marmalade is melted. Return chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Slowly stir in broccoli and orange sections. Serve dish immediately.


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