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Orange Ginger Chicken with Sesame

Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken

I think my pregnancy cravings are going to start wreaking havoc on my weigh because lately I’ve been craving greasy, unhealthy, fast food and a ton of orange ginger chicken.

I’ve been doing pretty well, so far. There are ten weeks left and I’ve only gained eleven pounds. Yay!

When I have cravings I usually try to power through them for a day or so just to see if it’s a real craving or something I just want to eat because I can use the excuse that I’m pregnant so I can eat what I want.

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Well, waiting a few days hasn’t helped much. This past week alone I’ve eaten pizza, burgers, and now I want to make another Chinese food run.

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Low Sodium Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken

I’m not a big meat eater, but there’s something about chicken recipes that get my mouth watering. I wouldn’t hesitate to over indulge myself in any chicken dinner, especially this chicken recipe.

Any Asian-inspired chicken recipe is my favorite type!

That’s why I decided to stay at home and make my own orange ginger chicken recipe.

The flavors of the orange glaze paired with sesame seeds on the chicken is so delicious!

It also saves me money, decreases the sodium intake I would’ve had if buying from a restaurant (I hate swelling), and calories.

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During my last pregnancy, I didn’t have much swelling until the end and that was caused by eating a little more fast food than usual because I was traveling halfway across the country.

With this pregnancy I’m doing my best to cut down on or eliminate the salt altogether from my meals.

I don’t add any extra salt to the chicken batter. Sodium is only found in the soy sauce in this sesame orange ginger chicken recipe.

How To Serve Orange Ginger Chicken

My usual way of eating orange ginger chicken is over a bed of fluffy white rice.

I’ve also tried it with lo mein and stir fried vegetables, chow mein and carrot strips, and I’ve even eaten it by itself.

No matter what, I always top it with sliced green onions.

An Asian-inspired Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken dinner recipe that is full of flavor. - The Kreative Life
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Orange Ginger Chicken

Keyword Orange Chicken, Orange Ginger Chicken, Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • Lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cubed
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Sauce

  • 3 Cups Orange Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce Low Sodium
  • 3 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tsp. Orange Zest
  • 3 Tbsp. Corn Starch
  • For Topping
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  • 3 Green Onions Sliced

Instructions

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, milk, and eggs. Stir until all chicken is saturated with milk/egg bath. In a gallon-size freezer bag, pour in flour. Drain milk/egg mixture from chicken, then place chicken into flour bag. Seal bag closed. Shake bag until chicken is completely coated with flour.
  2. Over medium to low heat, in a frying pan, cook chicken in olive oil until completely done and batter is light-golden brown. Set chicken aside on paper towels so grease can drain.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, mix orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and zest. Heat until mixture comes to a slight boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Whisk in corn starch until sauce becomes thick.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix chicken and sauce. Top with sesame seeds and onions. Serve over white rice.


An Asian-inspired Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken dinner recipe that is full of flavor. - The Kreative Life

An Asian-inspired Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken dinner recipe that is full of flavor. - The Kreative Life

An Asian-inspired Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken dinner recipe that is full of flavor. - The Kreative Life

An Asian-inspired Sesame Orange Ginger Chicken dinner recipe that is full of flavor. - The Kreative Life

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  1. Sounds great! Do you put the whole chicken/egg/milk mixture into the bag with the flour or do you drain the chicken pieces first?

  2. This was awesome, and tasted so good. Loved that we used low sodium products. Trying to keep it healthy this year. Bye-bye Panda Express.