Healthy Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls
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Healthy Orange Chicken Broccoli Rice Bowls

A healthy version of one of your favorite takeout foods. A kicked up marinade made with real orange adds tons of flavor to the chicken.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 352kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/3 cup peeled mandarin orange slices, plus more slices for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons chili sauce or Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion or shallot, plus more for topping
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons gluten free tamari
  • 12 to 16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Broccoli Rice

  • 1 lb broccoli florets, blended in food processor
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablesoon sesame seeds

Toppings

  • Lime slices
  • Crushed red chili pepper flakes
  • Cilantro
  • Tamari

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, blend the orange slices, chili sauce, lime juice, orange marmalade, salt, pepper, garlic, red onion, and rice wine vinegar in a food processor or blender until thoroughly mixed. Add the olive oil and tamari and blend again until creamy.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in a casserole dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Place the dish in the fridge and marinate for 20 minutes or longer.
  • Preheat the oven or grill to 425°F. Bake the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. Set the oven to broil for the last minute of cooking.
  • For grilling, use a foil pack to cook the chicken Grilling will take less time so check for doneness at 15 minutes.
  • To make the broccoli rice, stem the blended broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with sesame oil for 45 seconds. Add the sesame seeds to the rice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Equally divide the broccoli rice among the bowls, then add the chicken. Garnish with the orange slices, lime slices, red chili pepper flakes, and cilantro. Drizzle on extra tamari or use for dipping.

Notes

from Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15.5% | Vitamin C: 143.1% | Calcium: 6.9% | Iron: 8.5%