Orange Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry

Orange Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry - Mimi's Fit Foods

Stir-Fry is one of my go-to dinners.  It comes together in a flash, it’s healthy, and I love that it’s loaded with lots of veggies!  This time I decided to give it a nice orange flavor and it was so, so yummy!  I cut the calories down by using Tropicana 50.  It only has 50 calories per cup so I felt totally okay about doubling the sauce.  The sauce has a strong orange flavor and the sweetness is balanced with other popular Asian flavors such as garlic and ginger (orange and ginger were just meant to go together if you ask me).

To cut down on time, I bought pre-cut veggies.  So, all I had to do was cut up my chicken and I was good-to-go.  This comes together so super quick which is so nice when I have an adorable toddler pulling on my leg while I cook.  Oh, and it made a ton!  We’ve been eating leftovers and the hubby has enjoyed having a hot lunch at work the past few days.

Orange Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry
Adapted from the Daydream Kitchen

For the Sauce:
1 cup Tropicana 50 Orange Juice
zest from one orange
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon honey

For the Stir-Fry
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
6 cups chopped fresh veggies (broccoli, peas, mushrooms, bell peppers)
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Put all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan.  Whisk together.  Over medium-high heat, bring the sauce to a boil.  Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Put 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat.  Season cubed chicken with salt and pepper (on both sides).  Put chicken and onions in warmed skillet and cook until onions are softened and chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken and onions from skillet and set aside (I usually put the chicken on a plate).

Put the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet.  Throw in the chopped veggies and stir-fry for about 2-4 minutes.  You want the veggies to be crisp-tender when done.  (I usually decide they are done with the broccoli turns a bright, vibrant green.)  Add chicken, onions, and sauce to the veggies and stir until warm, about one minute.

Serve over brown rice.

Serves 6 (quite generously), but can easily stretch this out to 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving Without Rice)
Calories:  217.2
Protein:  26.7g
Carbs:  16.8g
Fat:  6g (0.7g = Sat.)
Fiber:  3.2g
Sugars:  7.4g

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