Healthy Orange Chicken and Qunioa


Servings: 4


  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • olive oil
  • 3 gloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed or I used Minute Maid
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • dash of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth


  1. Start cooking quinoa by combining 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of chicken broth, bring to boil, reduce heat, and let simmer until liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  2. Heat oil in saute pan over medium heat.  Add chicken and saute until cooked through (5-6 minutes).
  3. In medium bowl, combine orange juice, honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, cornstarch, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  4. When chicken is cooked through, add the bowl of orange sauce to the chicken and let simmer 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  5. Serve orange chicken over quinoa and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 470 Fat 5.7 Saturated Fat 0.3 Cholesterol 130 Sodium 1011 Potassium 381 Carbs 55 Fiber 2.5 Sugar 20.9 Protein 59.4

Adapted from


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