Skinny Orange Chicken Recipe

Tonight’s dinner was skinny orange chicken and it was pretty darn good. (I added more red pepper to mine, which is why you see a lot of it in the picture.)

Orange Chicken

Here’s the recipe for you to try as well:

Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (You may also use vegetable oil or olive oil)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock (I used low-sodium)
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (you may substitute low sodium soy sauce if you do not have coconut aminos. You can find them on amazon.com)
  • 1½ teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add in chicken pieces and cook until cooked through and browned, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. While chicken is cooking, stir together chicken stock, honey or maple syrup, garlic, orange zest, orange juice, coconut aminos, Sriracha sauce, ginger and red pepper flakes. Pour into heated skillet once chicken has been removed and reduce to low heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce has been reduced and coats the back of a wooden spoon. You may also cook the chicken for a few minutes in the sauce and spoon it out and serve that way.
  3. Cook broccoli the way you prefer. We steamed ours in the microwave. (If you would like to thicken the sauce more, you may add cornstarch. We had to ;] )
  4. Cook brown rice the way you prefer.
  5. To serve, spoon chicken over a bed of broccoli & rice and then spoon on additional sauce. Top with sesame seeds, if desired.
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Insanity Day 12

Today’s workout was Cardio Power and Resistance. I think this workout is my least favorite out of everything so far.  I think it’s because I feel like I suck at the log jumps in the warmup. Then, I have to do the moving pushups on my knees because my upper body is still lacking.  I feel hungry all the time too it seems. :/  Anyway, looking forward to Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs tomorrow!

day 12

Insanity Day 11

Today was day 11 of the Insanity program.  I was very thankful today was Cardio Recovery. It felt nice to stretch. I had a little whiney meow-y cat buddy though. Princess decided she wanted my attention during the entire workout and kept running in and out between my legs. Then as I was doing the leg lifts, she would swat at my feet. Silly cat.

day 11

Insanity Day 10

Today was day 10 of Insanity. I was NOT feeling it at all this morning. Took me forever to get up. But, after I got on all my workout clothes and set up the x-box… I was determined to hit play. I love the drill challenges that the fitness app gives you on the x-box.  They ALWAYS push me to either beat my previous scores or scores of other women my age. Today, I beat them all! I had to take a few small breaks doing the in-and-out abs and ski abs. I was actually proud of myself that I only needed one break during the third exercise of level 1 drills.  I still do girly pushups though.  I am getting stronger so next time I do the level 1 drills, I will do some on my toes. I was never good at pushups, but I am working on it!

Day 10

Insanity Day 9

Whoops, forgot to post my day 0f Insanity yesterday. I DID do it! No worries there! I have been super tired the past couple days, but I have been pushing through my workouts. Day 9’s workout was Pure Cardio. Beat my score on the X-box One fitness app too.

Day 9

Insanity Day 8

Meant to post earlier, but I got my workout done earlier than I had anticipated. Pretty nice because it gave me more time to do what I wanted later.  Today’s workout was Cardio Power & Resistance. Still had to take a few breaks during the v-pushups and the moving pushups. Even so, I am getting stronger though. I think anyway. I did the workout using the X-box One’s fitness app again and I was able to beat the challenges. I also beat my own average score.

Day 8

Pineapple Whip or “Ice Cream”

After looking at several recipes for pineapple whip or “ice cream” I came across one in particular that seemed fairly easy to do. It turned out pretty darn good. Here’s the recipe:

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups frozen pineapple pieces

1/4 cup milk of choice (I used coconut milk)

2 tbsp sugar, stevia, or sugar substitute

1/16 tsp salt

Scant 1 tbsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:

Pretty simple…. blend until smooth.

 

We did have to add some skim milk to the mixture due to the blender being fairly old.  It needed a little help to mix.

 

 

pineapple whip