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Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken

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Homemade Orange Chicken with a little heat and a ton of flavor. Simple ingredients, and much easier to make than you expect.

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Needed Items


  • 10 minutes of Do-Aheads
    20 minutes of prep
    10 minutes of cooking
    Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 egg
    1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp soy sauce or Tamari
    2 very large oranges or the equivalent
    Fresh ground black pepper
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    1/3 cup avocado or canola oil
    1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
    2 Tbsp rice vinegar
    3 Tbsp honey
    4 cloves garlic
    1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
    1/2 - 1 tsp red chili flakes
    2 Tbsp sesame seeds
    1 green onion
    Steamed rice (cooking tips are in the podcast)

Number of Servings

  • 6


  • 2 medium bowls
    2 cup glass measure
    Large skillet
    Sharp knife


  • Listed in the podcast:
    Chop green onion
    Grate garlic
    Zest oranges
    Juice oranges
    Cut up chicken breasts
    Grate ginger
    Rinse rice

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