True Story: I was going to save this recipe for my secret and very much unfinished/pipe line dream book, but I just couldn't wait.
It's THAT good.
I always loved Chinese food and my fav was the sesame chicken or orange chicken made spicy! I mean between the breaded fried chicken like product (what kind of chicken is that anyway?) and the MSG & sugar laden sauce I was hooked. I mean it's sesame chicken! You can't deny it's delicious!
But regardless of it' taste, it's also super nasty unhealthy - so I ditched it to clear my skin just like many other former staples in my diet. I don't regret doing so one bit but sometimes you just want to chow down on some Chinese food!
In comes this delicious recipe!
The first time I made this and fed it to my husband he was blown away by how delicious it was! I mean I don't want to over hype this or anything but I can confidently say that hubs and I really loved this meal!
In this case I made it with broccoli but you could absolutely make it with other mixed veggies, caulirice, and or real rice! The first time I made this recipe I actually made it using the hodge podge frozen veggie bag from Trader Joes and some good ol caulirice. It was friggin delicious! Just follow the same directions as I listed below for the broccoli and you'll LOVE it!
I also just generally love those hodge podge veggies but that's another story!
I made this recipe with broccoli because not everyone has access to Trader Joes. So with that in mind - broccoli it is! But I personally prefer hodge podge... So yeah!
OMG looks delish right!? Well it is!
Good news of course is that this recipe is Whole 30 friendly, low carb, keto, AIP (without the red pepper flakes), competition prep friendly and all that jazz!
It is also a GREAT recipe to make as a weekly meal prep. You can easily pack it up into some glass containers and take it to go erry day of the week! Mmmmmmmhmmmm! Okay not I want to go make this again!
So here's the recipe for yah!
Paleo Orange Chicken & Veggies
Serves 2-4 people
1.5 lbs organic boneless skinless chicken thighs
1tbsp + 1tbsp coconut oil (separate)
1tbsp + 1tbsp toasted sesame seed oil (separate)
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1tsp raw honey
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 tsp granulated Garlic
1/4 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp ground Turmeric
1/2 tsp Ground mustard
1 bag of organic broccoli or 2 bags Hodge Podge veggies from Trader Joe's
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp ume plum vinegar
2 tsp coconut aminos
1 tbs fresh squeezed orange juice
Use the following to taste:
Red pepper flakes
Melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil & 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan over medium high heat. Place the chicken thighs onto the hot pan. While the chicken is cooking, start cooking the veggies (instructions below)
Coat the chicken evenly with seasonings. Cook for 10 minutes on each side.
Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and let it rest on a cutting board.
In the meantime deglaze the pan by turning the heat to low and adding the juice & coconut aminos to the pan. Add the rest of the seasonings for the chicken to the pan. Scrape the bottom of the pan and stir continuously until the liquid is reduced at least by 1/2 and becomes a glaze.
Pour glaze sauce over the chicken.
Add all the veggies ingredients to the the pan stirring occasionally until cooked through. This should take about 5-15 minutes depending on your veggie choice.
Serve chicken & veggies over cauli rice or regular rice and enjoy!
So you see? Simple, healthy, and super delicious!
Now next time you're craving Chinese food you won't have to turn to dry chicken and random veggies! Instead you can satisfy your craving while staying on track with naturally healing your skin and balancing your hormones! Yippie!
Seriously though isn't that great news!?
No one wants to feel deprived while eating healthy and you surely don't have to either!
Comment below: what's your favorite Chinese food dish that you miss now that you're healthy?
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Have an amazing week ya'll and I'll be back in a few days with some new and delicious recipes!