Skinny Mandarin Orange Chicken {baked}

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This baked asian mandarin orange chicken makes for a tasty and simple weeknight meal. All the flavor and none of the fat, you won’t even miss the fried version of this classic. 

Orange Chicken 2  I absolutely love Chinese food. When I was in high school they built a Panda Express around the corner from my house and I went at least 3 times a week. I was addicted to the sticky tangy orange chicken and the mushroom chicken. Nowadays I try to keep things a little healthier so when my Chinese food cravings start up, I whip up this quick and easy mandarin orange chicken.

Orange Chicken 4This mandarin orange chicken comes together so quickly. I marinate the chicken in the sauce over night and then when dinner time rolls around I just pop the chicken and all the marinade in the oven for 45 minutes. Make a quick bag of brown rice and voila, dinner is served. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

I have been making this recipe forever. It was given to me by one of our family friend’s who just happens to be a firefighter. (Did you know most firefighters are amazing cooks? They are. Seriously.) This chicken was one of his signature dishes at his station. The guys all raved about it. And I guarantee that you’ll be raving too.

Orange Chicken 3What I love most is that I don’t feel weighed down by this meal unlike when I get my usual Chinese food fix. This chicken is heavy on the flavor but light on calories and fat.

Orange Chicken 5Give it a try. I promise you won’t even miss the fried stuff.

Skinny Mandarin Orange Chicken {baked}
 
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This baked asian mandarin orange chicken makes for a tasty and simple weeknight meal.
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Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
Skinny Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges (15 oz. can)
  • 1 Tablespoon Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Asian Garlic Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Oyster Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. In a large freezer bag mix all ingredients and shake well.
  2. Refrigerate for 6 hours or over night.
  3. Spray 8x8 glass cooking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Pour chicken breasts and all of the marinade into glass baking dish.
  5. Bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes. Garnish with optional sesame seeds.
Notes
The asian chili garlic sauce and oyster sauce can be found in the asian isle of most any major grocery store. Warning: The chili garlic sauce is quite spicy! If you do not like heat, you can omit this sauce or only add about ½ a teaspoon.

 

 

 

 

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