Orange Chicken – Low Calorie

orange chicken

Time for some takeaway, or maybe not! Orange Chicken is everyone’s favorite Chinese take away. You might want to avoid it since the chicken is deep fried, but not in my recipe :)

I kept the entire flavor in and took out all the extra calories, You can now enjoy a very light version.

orange chicken low calorie

Chinese food are tasty, take less time to make, and make you hungry 20 minutes later. I thought the last part is a myth, but from my experience, it is very true. You think you had your dinner/lunch and you’re off eating for the night, just to be surprised 20 minutes later that you’re still hungry. This leads to some before bedtime munch.

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Well, I can’t promise that this recipe will keep you full for so long, but at least with such few calories, munching later won’t be adding huge number of calories.

The chicken is tender, and I kept the sauce mild since some are not fond of chili. Making this dish will hardly take 20 minutes.

Note: Calories calculated do not include the white rice.

Orange Chicken

Serves 2. One serving is 225 calories

Chop one green onion.

To marinate the chicken:

200 gm skinless chicken breast

1 medium egg white

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1 tablespoon corn starch


Black pepper powder

– Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.


For the sauce:

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Juice of one medium size orange

1 cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

2 garlic cloves minced

1/2 teaspoon ginger minced

– Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.


For the starch:

1 tablespoon corn starch

4 tablespoons water

– Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.


To make the chicken:

– Add two teaspoons oil in a medium pan, when hot add the chicken, and fry for 3 minutes on high. Turn off heat and immediately cover tightly with a lid and keep a side. The chicken will continue cooking and will stay tender.

– In a pan add the sauce mixture and let it come to a boil, and then add the green onion.

– Stir in the cornstarch mixture, when thick add the chicken, and let it cook on medium low heat for two minutes.

– Serve immediately.

10 thoughts on “Orange Chicken – Low Calorie

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Love seeing how you cook, Muna! Although I’m not a fan of making a video myself, I LOVE watching how other people cook. :) It’s hard to make a mistake while cooking (I do take step-by-step pictures and have same problem) so I appreciate your hard work and effort to entertain us with your cool vidoes all the time!

    1. munatycooking

      Thanks Nami, my first video was just for fun, but I got used to making cooking videos. I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed watching it :)

  2. Zoe

    Hi Muna,

    Being a health freak, I love all the low calories food that you have baked and cooked.

    Nay to all take-away! This orange chicken is our dinner tonight!



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