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skinny orange chicken

Skinny Orange Chicken

All the goodness of take out made in your own kitchen with a healthy spin. This Skinny Orange Chicken has tender bites of chicken bursting with sweet and tangy orange, ginger, and other Asian flavors and will leave you satisfied. Better than take out!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 418kcal


  • 1 head green cabbage finely sliced or cole slaw mix

For the chicken

  • 2 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • ¾ cup Trim Healthy Mama baking blend for substitution see notes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Truvia (or stevia based sweetener)
  • 5 tablespoon coconut oil

For the sauce

  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbps Truvia (or stevia based sweetener)
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 2 teaspoon orang extract
  • ½ teaspoon gluccomannan see recipe notes


  • Place the chicken in a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Mix the baking blend, salt, pepper and sweetener in a small bowl and sprinkle over the chicken.  Stir to coat evenly.
  • Mix the suace ingredients except the gluccomannan in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Sprinkle in the gluccomannan while whisking to desired thickness.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the chicken pieces.  You may need to cook it in batches to brown evenly. Cook the chicken approximately 10 minutes, or until done.
  • Add the sauce to the chicken and stir to coat. Serve over sliced cabbage.


You can substitute a gluten free high fiber baking blend in place of the Trim Healthy Mama blend.  See the post for more info on that.
Gluccomannan is a thickening agent that comes from the konjac root that is actually really good for you.  Buy it at your health food store, or online.  If you don't want to bother, cornstarch will substitute just fine, but you'll need more. If you do use cornstarch you'll need to make a slurry (mix with a little cold water) in order to thicken the sauce.
Truvia is probably my favorite natural sweetener alternative.  I'm very picky and have done my research.  I'll use straight stevia or Truvia or one of the Trim Healthy Mama brand sweeteners. In my opinion Truvia is the easiest to use.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 56.8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2.7mg