Healthy Orange Chicken

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I know when the average person hears orange chicken, they immediately think about Chinese food. This is not a chinese food recipe lol. This is a simple fresh and healthy recipe. Perfect for your meal preps for the week.

Ingredients

3 chicken leg quarters

4 small navel oranges

2 lemons

2 Tbsp of blown sugar

1/4 cup of virgin olive oil

3 springs of fresh thyme

2 springs of fresh rosemary

3 tbsp of mince garlic

4 TBSP of light soy sauce

salt

black pepper

paprika

garlic powder

ginger powder

 

 

Score chicken ( 3 slices into chicken) Season chicken with above seasonings, squeeze 1 lemon and 1 orange over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

In a pan heat up oil. Add in fresh herbs, garlic, and sliced up lemon, fry for 30 seconds to infuse the oil.

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Add in chicken Rib cage down. Maintain your heat on medium high. Squeeze in 2 Navel oranges on top of chicken. Place oranges face down in pan.  Cook on each side for 6 minutes and then flip.

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At the 20 minute mark pour in the brown sugar on top of the chicken and the soy sauce . Continue to flip after every 6 minute mark. After 3o-45 minutes the chicken should be done. Once done squeeze the last orange on top of the chicken and top with chopped green onions to garnish. Serve with asparagus and Sweet potato.

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