Low Calorie Spicy Orange Chicken Recipe Video

This low-cal version of the Chinese take-out favorite is tasty, easy, and a much healthier twist on the classic “Orange Chicken.”


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings8
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Recipe Story

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 Chicken thighs2 Pound
 Orange juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Brown sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Rice vinegar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Fish sauce1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
 Soya sauce1 Tablespoon
 Grated ginger1 Tablespoon
 Green onions1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Jalapeno pepper1
 Bell pepper1
 Sugar snap peas/Snow peas4 Ounce
 Garlic cloves4
 Chili flakes1 Teaspoon (Hot)
 Orange zest2 Tablespoon
 Cilantro1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 206 Calories from Fat 43

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.3%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g5.9%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 94.1 mg

Sodium 498.5 mg20.8%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.9%

Sugars 12.5 g

Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A 20.8% Vitamin C 87.1%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 11.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


For recipe directions, please refer to the video.

Editors Review

The deep-fried battered chicken, glazed with spicy sweet sauce that are available at the Chinese take-outs are just so delicious but are definitely not good for your waistline! Chef John’s healthy low-calorie, low-fat version the classic orange chicken comes pretty close and definitely satisfies the taste buds! This recipe is meant for all those who love orange chicken but are watching the calories!


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allesandra says :

I had some friends coming over for lunch this afternoon and I made this. It turned out just great. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Posted on: 29 July 2007 - 1:54am
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Swatym says :

It's lovely..mouth watering!!!
Posted on: 9 July 2007 - 3:46pm
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Ganesh Dutta says :

orange+ chicken+spicy.......What a combination!
Posted on: 29 June 2007 - 3:10pm