Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Complete with real orange peels. It’s what makes this meal perfect! It’s the sweet Thai chili sauce with the orange peels that leak out all their flavors and aromatics into the sauce. Perfection in a bowl right here.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 - cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1 - tsp onion powder
  • 1 - tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/2 - tsp salt
  • 2 - Tbsp canola oil**
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) sweet Thai chili sauce
  • Side: - rice**
  • 1 - dash gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Dice the white onion.
  2. Seed and dice the red bell pepper.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and grated orange peel. Toss the chicken pieces in with the dry mix until they are fully coated.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the oil and then add the coated chicken pieces and toss often to brown all sides. Add the diced onions and red bell pepper with the chicken and saute as the chicken is browning. Pour the sweet chili sauce over the top and bring to bubbling and finish cooking the chicken over low heat. If necessary, deglaze the skillet with a little water.
  5. Cook rice, as directed.
  6. Serve Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken over rice.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 4 large chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Dice 2 small white onions.
  3. Seed and dice 2 red bell peppers.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken pieces into each bag
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Half of the onion pieces into each bag
  • Half of the red bell pepper into each bag
  • 1 cup sweet Thai chili sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet for reheating.

Special notes

When assembling the chicken in the bag, toss the pieces with the dry ingredients within the gallon size freezer baggie so the flour and spices coats the chicken. Then add the onions, bell peppers and sauce.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely before sauteing in skillet for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve over rice.

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