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Low Fat Orange Chicken

Amazing orange chicken packed with flavor! You would never guess this is lower in fat and calories.
Author Holly


  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons oil I used olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced divided
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade or jam
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger fresh is best
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes


  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Lightly coat the chicken in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour oil in hot skillet and then add 3 cloves of garlic. Add the coated chicken cubes to skillet and cook until no longer pink in center. (about 10-15 minutes)
  • Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate. Set aside.
  • Deglaze pan with a splash of the vinegar. Saute remaining garlic, and then add orange marmalade, soy sauce, water, ginger, red pepper flakes and the rest of the vinegar. Stir.
  • Cook sauce on medium-high heat until sauce begins to thicken slightly. (Initially sauce will seem very liquidy, but it will thicken. You can always add 2 or more Tablespoons of cornstarch to help it thicken)
  • Reduce the heat to low and then add chicken to sauce. Sauce will continue to thicken with the chicken in it. Continue to cook another 5 minutes or so until everything is heated through and sauce is at desired thickness. Serve with rice, veggies, etc!