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Orange Chicken


I cook chicken with two sides every week. To make things different, I like to switch up the flavor. I love cooking lemon chicken as well as orange chicken.

Orange chicken is a healthy option for a meal. The citrus from the orange gives the chicken a sweet flavor and leaves it nice and moist.

Below is my recipe for orange chicken.

Orange Chicken

Serving size: 2-3


  • 1 TBSP coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2-3 chicken thighs
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • sauce:
    • 1/2 tsp orange zest
    • 1/4  cup orange juice
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 TBSP soy sauce
    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp chili sauce
    • 1/2 tsp salt




  1. Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a Ziploc bag; mix.
  2. Place chicken in bag and marinate for at least 15-30 minutes.
  3. Cut orange into slices.
  4. Add coconut oil (or olive oil) to pan on medium heat.
  5. Add chicken to pan.
  6. Add slices of orange on top of chicken.
  7. Turn over chicken throughout cooking process.
  8. Cook chicken until no longer pink, about 20-30 minutes.



Serve with several sides and enjoy! What’s your favorite type of chicken?

This post is part of a post series called Meals in the Kitchenwhich is on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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