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Skinny Orange Chicken

This Skinny Orange Chicken is a light version of any takeout Orange Chicken-easy to make and low in points!

GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

This recipe will go perfectly with these recipes:

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Easy Low Point Wonton Soup

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Lighter Chicken Chow Mein

 This Skinny Orange Chicken can made in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy weekday meal or in the Slow Cooker for those days when you want dinner ready when you get home. 

Combine soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, chicken pieces, and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker or instant pot.

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

Scoop out 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce mixture from the instant pot or slow cooker and mix with 2 tsp of cornstarch and pace in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until the cornstarch has been completely incorporated. (This will help prevent lumps from the cornstarch and will help thicken the sauce.)

Add the orange marmalade.

Cook for an additional 30-45 minutes on low. 

Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. The sauce will begin to thicken as it sits.
 
 
Serve with white/brown rice or cauliflower rice and your favorite veggie.

 

Ingredients:

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, chicken pieces, and BBQ sauce into instant pot. 
  2. Cook on manual high for 4 minutes.
  3. When the chicken is done, fast release the steam.
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce mixture from the instant pot and mix with 2 tsp of cornstarch and pace in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until the cornstarch has been completely incorporated. (This will help prevent lumps from the cornstarch and will help thicken the sauce.)
  5. Pour cornstarch mixture back into Instant Pot.
  6. Add orange marmalade. Stir well.
  7. Change setting on Instant Pot to sauté setting and sauté for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  8. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. The sauce will begin to thicken as it sits.
  9. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. 
  10. Serve with white/brown rice or cauliflower rice and your favorite veggie.

Slow Cooker Directions: 

  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, chicken pieces, and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the orange/barbecue sauce mixture from the slow cooker and mix with 2 tsp of cornstarch in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until cornstarch has been completely incorporated. (This will help prevent lumps from the cornstarch and will help thicken the sauce.)
  4. Pour cornstarch mixture back into slow cooker.
  5. Add orange marmalade. Stir well.
  6. Cook for an additional 30-45 minutes on low. 
  7. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. The sauce will begin to thicken as it sits
  8. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. 
  9. Serve with white/brown rice or cauliflower rice and your favorite veggie.

Servings: 4 ( 4 oz.) servings  

GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

 

Yield: 4

Skinny Orange Chicken

Skinny Orange Chicken

This Skinny Orange Chicken is a light version of any takeout Orange Chicken-easy to make and low in points!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ( 4oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 (12.75 oz.) jar Smucker’s sugar free orange marmalade
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 8 Tbsp or 1/2 cup sugar free BBQ sauce ( I use G Hughes original sugar free BBQ sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener)
  •  2 tsp corn starch
  • Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, chicken pieces, and BBQ sauce into instant pot. 
  2. Cook on manual high for 4 minutes.
  3. When the chicken is done, fast release the steam.
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce mixture from the instant pot and mix with 2 tsp of cornstarch and pace in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until the cornstarch has been completely incorporated. (This will help prevent lumps from the cornstarch and will help thicken the sauce.)
  5. Pour cornstarch mixture back into Instant Pot.
  6. Add orange marmalade. Stir well.
  7. Change setting on Instant Pot to sauté setting and sauté for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  8. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. The sauce will begin to thicken as it sits.
  9. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. 
  10. Serve with white/brown rice or cauliflower rice and your favorite veggie.

Slow Cooker Directions: 

  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, chicken pieces, and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the orange/barbecue sauce mixture from the slow cooker and mix with 2 tsp of cornstarch in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until cornstarch has been completely incorporated. (This will help prevent lumps from the cornstarch and will help thicken the sauce.)
  4. Pour cornstarch mixture back into slow cooker.
  5. Add orange marmalade. Stir well.
  6. Cook for an additional 30-45 minutes on low. 
  7. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. The sauce will begin to thicken as it sits
  8. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. 
  9. Serve with white/brown rice or cauliflower rice and your favorite veggie.

Servings: 4 ( 4 oz.) servings 

GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

Notes

  1. In order to calculate the freestyle smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by ingredient) not by the nutritional information in the ww recipe builder-since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there is zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 879mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 11gSugar: 0gProtein: 23g

Dorit

Sunday 26th of January 2020

question: can I make a double batch and freeze the rest? Thanks, Dorit

Laura

Friday 19th of February 2021

I made a double batch and it froze beautifully!! Just take it out of the freezer and let it defrost, then reheat!!

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Wednesday 15th of January 2020

[…] Skinny Orange Chicken – The sauce was really good, but for some reason, the chicken came out a bit tough. I think it might be because I bought the chicken that was already diced. We plan on making it again, but use full chicken breasts and shred it. […]

Justyn

Thursday 17th of October 2019

My wife and I loved this recipe, I used Stubb's BBQ sauce, and it drove the flavor. The sauce consistency was a little runnier this way, so might need a bit more corn starch next time.

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Monday 2nd of September 2019

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Marissa Mingus

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Made this tonight and it was great! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!! 2 points whoot whoot!!!

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