One of my favorite things to eat is Chinese food. When I learned that I had to eat gluten free, I pretty much stopped getting Chinese take-out. I figured the cross contamination with the soy sauce (contains gluten) would be too much and not worth the risk. However, today I decided to make my own orange chicken and make it gluten free AND Weight Watchers friendly. I had been studying a bunch of recipes for different Chinese dishes and finally decided to give it a whirl.
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Is a Wok Necessary?
Probably not, but I like having one. It’s deep so it’s much easier to make the food in it than a standard frying pan. If I was making this for just my husband and I, then I would have added some vegetables. However, I think my kids would have freaked if I put broccoli in it, though I really wanted to!
Orange Chicken - WW Friendly Recipe
Delicious, Weight Watchers friendly recipe, for Chinese orange chicken. Just 2 points per serving on the Blue Plan.
- 5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Cup G Hughes Original Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
- 2 TBSP Kikkoman, Less Sodium, Tamari Sauce
- 1 TBSP Sriracha Sauce* optional
- 1 TBSP Avocado Oil
Combine your BBQ sauce, Tamari sauce, orange marmalade, and sriracha in a small pot and simmer on low. Add more or less sriracha sauce, depending on the amount of spice you would like.
Cut your boneless, skinless chicken breasts into pieces and place in the wok with the avocado oil. Cook until done.
Drain any liquid that you made have in the wok and add the sauce to the wok with the chicken. Allow to cook all together for about 5 more minutes.
*Add more or less (or none at all) Sriracha sauce, depending how how spicy you would like this dish to be.
Is this Orange Chicken WW Friendly?
It is! Both my husband and I follow the Blue Plan on WW. I put the ingredients I used in the recipe builder and this recipe came out to be 2 points per serving! Take-out Chinese isn’t that low! I paired this with steamed broccoli and cauliflower rice. The kids and my husband had white rice. Since I was saving my points for dessert tonight, I opted for the cauliflower rice. Both kids had two helpings of this orange chicken!
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Other Recipes You May Want to Try
I’ve made a lot of new recipes during our “Stay Home” order. This orange chicken was definitely one of our favorites. Some other things we made that everyone in the house really liked are:
Yes…I know…we eat a lot of chicken! Enjoy the recipes and stay healthy and safe.