As part of our aim to eat a little healthier at home, I have been trawling the web and dusting off my cookbooks for healthy recipes that are quick, don’t involve 8 billion ingredients that I’ve never heard of, and that my 4-year old might actually eat too. And I can honestly say that this Orange Chicken recipe is probably my favourite find so far! So tasty, (like lick the bowl so it doesn’t need to go in the dishwasher tasty), super easy, and you’ll probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard!
I don’t know about you, but I just don’t have time to spend hours at a time cooking and searching for ingredients that you’ll use once and then forever (AKA Michael McIntyre’s amazingly funnily sketch) get left in the back of the cupboard and never used again.
Whilst trawling I came across the site ‘The Clean Eating Couple‘ these guys, who are advocates for healthy and delicious food. The first recipe I came across was this amazing Orange Chicken. I had a skim through the ingredients and figured I had most of them. A quick pop to Lidl to grab what I was missing and I was all set.
One of the things that frustrates me slightly about online recipes is the US measurement for ‘cups’, what on earth is that?? So I did a quick google and translated ‘cups’ in to ‘ml’ and I was ready to go. I made a couple of substitues; instead of garlic powder I used jarred cooks ingredients ready to use garlic from Waitrose that I had in the cupboard. I used fresh oranges, that I squeezed the juice out of, and normal dark soy sauce instead of Coconut Aminos (whatever that is). Finally the honey I bought in Lidl was Orange Blossom honey with a slight citrus orange kick.
Ten to fifteen mins of preparation, and about half hour of cooking, I can honestly say this was one of the tastiest dishes I’ve cooked in ages. I served it with fresh steamed green beans and covered in a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
I absolutely recommend giving this recipe a go. Hubby loved it. Didn’t try it on Sienna yet, but next time!
The full recipe can be found here: