Healthy Grilled Orange Chicken

Wow, it’s been awhile hasn’t it?! This last year was a whirlwind and I have made some fun recipes but just never got around to prettying them up to post here. We have been eating out quite a bit and today we were craving something yummy and healthy that we could make at home, which brought us to grilled chicken. Don’t get me wrong, I love a big ole piece of chicken charred to perfection on the grill, but I was craving something a little more than that. I decided I wanted some or of glaze and who doesn’t love a sweet bite of orange chicken, right?! This one exceeded my expectations, so I figured I HAD to share it with all of you!

Ingredients (Marinade)

  • 2.5 pounds of chicken breast (you can do this with any kind of chicken though!)
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Orange zest (1/2 tsp or so)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 gloves of minced garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos (I used Trader Joes)
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp Honey Dijon (I used La Tourangelle)
  • 1 tbs hot sauce ( I used yellow bird)

Glaze-

  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1/3 fresh orange juice
  • Orange zest
  • ¼ honey BBQ
  • 2 tbs honey Dijon dressing
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 packet of duck sauce from the leftover Chinese food 😉 trust me on this one!

Cut the chicken breast into thin slices. I had large thick chicken breast, so I sliced each one in half. Mix the marinade ingredients and put into a large zip lock bag. Add in the chicken and a few fresh orange slices. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Heat your grill to medium/high. You want it to be hot enough to get those grill marks 😉 While its heating up you can whisk together the glaze ingredients. Place your chicken on the grill and lather it in the glaze.  I like to add more glaze each time we flipped the chicken. Cook until no longer pink.

Serve over garlicy lemon orzo.

Garlic Orzo

Ingredients-

  • 1 bag of orzo
  • 2 tbs Coconut aminos
  • 3 tbs butter
  • Fresh herbs
  • Green onions
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Cook the Orzo as instructed on the bag. Drain and add in the other ingredients. And BOOM you have a fun new side that compliments any dish!

As always if you make my recipe, tag me on instagram @katiescardiokitchen 🙂

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