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Low Carb Orange Chicken

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I was having one of those days where I was so clueless about how to flavour my chicken then BAM it came to me, Orange Chicken.  Then the question of how do I make orange chicken low carb?  Well, I figured I would approach it in the simplest manner.  Use a real orange to flavour the chicken and just focus on the flavour, not making an orange sauce.  I decided the easiest way to infuse the most orange flavour in my chicken with the least carbs would be to marinate it.  Keeping the simple approach in mind, I took a medium orange, cut it open and squeezed the juices out of it.  I placed the juice, orange peel, and chicken in a Ziploc bag and I left it in the fridge for hours.

When supper time rolled around I grabbed my marinated chicken and grilled it on the bbq.  I did consider putting additional spices on the chicken to enhance the orange flavour but I decided to forgo it.  The result; was chicken that has a nice light orange flavour.  To add more flavour I squeezed fresh orange juice over the chicken before eating it.  Such a wonderful, simple dinner, which I served with All Dressed Flavoured Kale Chips (recipe to follow next post).

Low Carb Orange Chicken

Author: Carol Lovett
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 medium orange
  1. Cut the orange in half.
  2. Squeeze as much juice out of 1 half of the orange.
  3. Put the orange juice, orange peel (optional), and chicken in container to marinade.
  4. Leave the ingredients to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  5. After the chicken is finished marinating barbeque until the meat is no longer pink inside.
  6. Optional ~ Using the other half of the orange, drizzle fresh squeezed orange juice over the chicken.

Low Carb Orange Chicken

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