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5 from 7 votes

Healthy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

This Healthy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with bright citrus flavor. Ready from start to finish in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Healthy Orange Chicken, Orange Chicken Stir-Fry, Orange Chicken with Vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225calories

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange, zested and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons organic tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Whisk together the orange juice, orange zest, tamari, honey, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large wok or skillet set over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Add the carrots and cook for about 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and stir-fry further for 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  • Return chicken to skillet. Add the orange sauce and stir-fry until the sauce is thickened and the chicken and vegetables are well coated.
  • Sprinkle green onions over top and serve with cooked brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.

Notes

  1. If you are following a paleo diet, you can serve your stir-fry with cauliflower rice rather than rice or quinoa, to keep your meal grain-free.
  2. If you can, I highly recommend using organic, pasture-raised chicken in this recipe for maximum health benefits.
  3. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Nutrition

Calories: 225calories | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 7109IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg