Orange Chicken

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

First the good news, I just finished week 2 and I lost 3.2 lbs! I am so excited to see the scale going down and down. I know eventually I will hit my goal weight and what a celebration that will be. Now on to week 3 and a recipe!

The recipe I wanted to share with you today is another one I found on the medifast recipe board called Orange Chicken. I changed it slightly by decreasing the amount of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce because I thought it was more than we were allowed and added some red pepper flakes to spice it up. It has an Asian flair and considering it only has a few ingredients, it has a lot of flavor. It could be because I marinated overnight and then some. I decided to cut the chicken breasts into small chunks and do a type of stir fry. Of course no rice, but you can shred cauliflower into small pieces and steam it.  I haven't tried it yet, but I heard it is a good substitute. The creative things people come up with! I might have to  try that. I served it with broccoli. I enjoyed this recipe, but then again I love orange flavors. Also, I cut the recipe in half for only 2 servings. Yum yum! Enjoy!


Orange Chicken

Ingredients:
1 can diet orange soda
2 tablespoon soy sauce (6 Condiments)
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce (3 Condiments)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (1 Condiment)
1 cloves garlic, minced (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp ginger (1/2 Condiment)
36 oz raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts - should yield 24 oz cooked (4 Lean)

Directions:
Put ingredients except for chicken in gallon size Ziploc bag, mix well. Pierce chicken breasts several times with fork, put into bag and marinade several hours. Take out and bake, broil, or grill. Toss out marinade.

4 Servings with 1 Lean and 3 Condiments per Serving (Still need 1 Healthy Fat)


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