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Orange Chicken

Here is a great recipe for Orange Chicken that the whole family will love. Choose lean poultry pieces for this recipe for a healthy serving of protein.

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of chicken
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp chicken stock powder
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare ovenproof dish with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Combine orange juice and zest in one bowl and breadcrumbs in a second bowl.
  3. Dip chicken in orange juice and then the breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake in dish for 30 minutes.
  5. Mix chicken stock powder with hot water, honey, mustard, corn starch, salt and pepper with the leftover orange juice. Pour sauce over chicken and cook for another 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve orange chicken and sauce with steamed seasonal vegetables and brown rice. In order to be able to serve simple, healthy and appetizing meals for seniors, pre-planning is necessary to avoid succumbing to processed and packaged foods. For assisted living facilities looking for healthy meals for elderly adults, a web-based menu planning software can help.