Orange Chicken with Asparagus

Pinterest.  Who is addicted, raise your hands!  Me, Me, Me!  I think I’d have to live to be 300 to make all the things I’ve pinned.  But I’m slowly working my way through!  One thing I couldn’t wait to try was Orange Chicken with Asparagus.  Fitness magazine called it one of their Flat Belly Foods.  Sounds good to me.

My mother-in-law is always talking about how much she loves orange chicken so Mrs. Aubrita I hope you try this and like it!  Sure, it’s not the same as what you would get in a restaurant, those places usually deep fry and use things like corn syrup to make the sauces.  This was a very light version, but it was so flavorful!  I think it’ll definitely satisfy the craving when you don’t want to use those calories for the real deal.

Orange Chicken with Asparagus

Orange Chicken with Asparagus

Orange Chicken with Asparagus
Recipe from Fitness

Ingredients:
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 oz. chicken, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped asparagus (I used frozen and thawed)
1 can Straw mushrooms
1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (I ignored that and used Tabasco brand)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sesame seeds
juice and zest of one orange
brown rice or fried rice for serving with

Method:

In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat.  Saute’ the chicken, garlic and red pepper flakes for 7 minutes or until cooked through.  Add the asparagus and mushrooms, cook three additional minutes.  In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds and juice and zest of the orange.  Add to the skillet and cook another minute.  Serve with the rice.

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