Hunan Orange Chicken

Hunan Chicken
  • Yield: 4 servings

Next time your kids beg for Chinese, invite them into the kitchen to help you make this quick, healthy version of Hunan Orange Chicken


1cup orange juice
3tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2tablespoons cornstarch
2tablespoons honey
1/4teaspoon red pepper flakes
4teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil
1pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4pound fresh snow peas, trimmed and halved


  1. Combine orange juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey and pepper flakes in a small bowl; stir until smooth.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles. Pour in 2 tsp oil and swirl to coat. Add chicken; stir-fry until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tsp. oil in the same skillet. Add bell pepper and ginger; stir-fry until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add snow peas and stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Add chicken and orange juice mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles and thickens, about 1 minute.

From Weight Watchers Ultimate Chicken Cookbook. Copyright 2013, reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 265
  • Fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Sodium 452 mg
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Protein 28 g