Paleo Orange Chicken & Broccoli

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This healthy paleo orange chicken and broccoli is naturally sweetened and so flavorful! It’s made with all clean ingredients and is easy to make!

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Ever since quarantine began I was on a MAJOR baking kick! All I wanted to do was bake cookies and banana bread lol. Well as much as I’m still VERY into that… today I’m finally bringing you a savory recipe. It’s a reallyyyyy good one too that I’m so excited about! This healthy paleo orange chicken and broccoli is naturally sweetened with freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s SO flavorful and the sauce is truly perfection!

I love making my own sauce because It’s a much healthier option than using most store-bought sauces with weird ingredients, refined sugar and artificial flavors. To make this healthy orange sauce you’ll need fresh squeezed orange juice, chicken broth, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger.

This recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. It’s made with just a few clean and simple ingredients. I hateeee long ingredient lists. They turn me off right away. Who wants to buy a thousand groceries for a recipe and spend hours in the kitchen? Not me…

So if you like simple recipes with just a few ingredients that take under a half hour then this one is for you!

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To keep this dish paleo serve it with sauteed cauliflower rice. Or if not paleo enjoy it with white or brown rice which still keeps it gluten-free! Enjoyyyy!

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    Ingredients

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    • 1 lb skinlessboneless organic chicken breast, cut into small pieces
    • 1/4 onion, chopped
    • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
    • pinch of salt
    • pinch of pepper
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 23 tbsp chopped scallions
    • 12 tsp sesame seeds

    Orange Sauce:

    • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
    • 1/4 cup bone broth or chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1 tbsp arrowroot
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tbsp ginger, minced

    Instructions

    1. Heat up the sesame oil on a frying pan over medium heat.
    2. Cook the onion for about 3 minutes, then add in the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until it’s fully cooked, then set aside.
    3. While you’re waiting for the chicken to cook make the orange sauce by combining all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
    4. Add more sesame oil and the broccoli and cook about 5 minutes, until it’s nice and soft.
    5. Add the chicken back into the pan with the broccoli and then add in the orange sauce.
    6. Cook the chicken and broccoli with the sauce until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
    7. Garnish with the chopped scallion and sesame seeds.

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    1. Hi, I came from your instagram story with the title “Healthified Asian Food”. I know you probably didn’t mean to, but the way that your instagram story is worded is playing into racially offensive narratives and stereotypes. The title “Healthified Asian Food” firstly groups all asian food into one term which is not possible considering the almost 50 countries and diverse cultures that are in the continent. In addition, it also implies that all asian food is “unhealthy” which is also a stereotypical myth. I think your followers would appreciate if you changed your wording in your posts and blogs. Thank you.

      1. Hi! I of course did not mean it to be offensive! I absolutely love Asian food and that’s why I recreated a recipe. I’m totally aware that not all Asian food is unhealthy. Typically the orange chicken and broccoli I find in restaurants here is fried in very unhealthy oils and contain lots of refined sugar. I was just trying to say that on this dish specifically I made a healthier version. I do this with Mexican food, Italian food, Indian food, Thai food, and so many others as well! I’m always just trying to recreate dishes in the healthiest way possible. Also, in no way was I saying that all Asian food is unhealthy and I think most people know that. I was referring to this specific dish. Next time I will be more careful in saying that this specific dish is a healthier version though. Thank you for your input.

    2. Hi! I of course did not mean it to be offensive! I absolutely love Asian food and that’s why I recreated a recipe. I’m totally aware that not all Asian food is unhealthy. Typically the orange chicken and broccoli I find in restaurants here is fried in very unhealthy oils and contain lots of refined sugar. I was just trying to say that on this dish specifically I made a healthier version. I do this with Mexican food, Italian food, Indian food, Thai food, and so many others as well! I’m always just trying to recreate dishes in the healthiest way possible. Also, in no way was I saying that all Asian food is unhealthy and I think most people know that. I was referring to this specific dish. Next time I will be more careful in saying that this specific dish is a healthier version though. Thank you for your input.

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