Easy Orange Chicken Bowls

I’ve been firmly back on the healthy eating wagon for over a year now.  I’ve lost 54 pounds and I feel ten years younger…I think I look ten years younger too if I do say so myself!  A lot of people ask me if it’s hard to be a food blogger/cooking contest enthusiast and eat healthy.  I’m not going to say it’s easy all the time, but I’ve embraced the challenge and I’ve changed my cooking style.  It’s been a fun experience and the rewards have far outweighed (excuse the pun) the hardships!

One of the things that really helps me is finding products that fit into my lifestyle.  One of my favorites is Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, because they add a ton of flavor to a dish and yet are low in salt, sugar, calories, and carbohydrates.  Because I eat a lower carb diet, I find that most packet seasonings are out because they contain a lot of added flour and some of them are more carbs than I can have in a whole meal. I mean, next time you make tacos, turn over that grocery store packet of seasoning and look on the back…you aren’t gonna be too happy with what you see there!  It’s nice to have this brand of seasonings on hand to just open and add to a dish, because I’ve really missed that convenience.

Might I recommend the No Salt No Sugar variety pack?  You get eight packets of spice blends for eight scrumptious meals for about $25-a steal.

There are dishes that I create that I like and then there are the ones that make me kinda giddy.  This is one of those that give me that giddy feeling…it makes me a little weak in the knees because it’s got all of those elements of a winning dish.  It’s purdy, it’s easy, and man is it good.  It’s one of those that the whole family eats without saying one word.  Nobody complains, nobody asks for modifications, and nobody leaves the table hungry and cranky.  I’m proud to say, there have been NO family fights at the dinner table when this meal is served.  (You guys know I have a teenager, so just think about that for a minute so you can really appreciate it).

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The Healthy Spice Solutions seasoning packet I used in this is the Sesame Ginger Tuna variety.  See, that’s the super cool thing…you don’t have to just use it on tuna.  It adds great Asian flavor to just about anything you like.

Because the seasoning blend used here contains such bold flavors, you don’t have to empty out the pantry when making this dish.  On weeknights, if I can’t throw something together in a few steps, it’s not happening…this is why I eat scrambled eggs at least twice a week.  This dish will save you from scrambled eggs and you will love it.

I happen to have used blood oranges when I made this and it was lovely.  Chad had gone to the store early one Saturday morning to grab some coffee creamer and he came across a bag of them and knew I’d love them.  They are so fragrant and beautiful.   They almost have a floral smell to them and the color just comes alive in photos.  I used the whole bag that weekend.  I know though that most of ya don’t get excited about out of the ordinary grocery items as much as I do, and that’s okay.  Use whatever you have in the fridge…navels, tangerines, even the rest of that carton of orange juice left over from breakfast.  The point is orange flavor in this dish and it doesn’t need to be fancy!

As I specify in the recipe below, you can use cauliflower rice to serve this or any regular rice of any variety.  Heck, you can serve it by itself without any rice at all if you like.  Aren’t I flexible today?

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I hope you enjoy this easy weeknight meal you guys.  I entered it into the Healthy Solutions Spice Blend Blogger Challenge for 2017, so I hope they love it too.   I could win a little bit a cash for that Nikon Macro lens I’ve been wanting…now that’d make me giddy.

Easy Orange Chicken Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 Packet Healthy Spice Solutions Sesame Ginger Tuna Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1.5 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup low sodium tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar free orange marmalade
  • 1 Tablespoon hot chili sauce
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into thirds
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Cups cooked riced cauliflower or regular cooked rice (hot)

Instructions

  1. Place a wide skillet over medium high heat. Add half the sesame oil and brown the chicken. Drain the liquid and return the chicken to the heat. Add the remaining sesame oil.
  2. Add the packet of Healthy Solutions Spice Blend to the chicken. Add the tamari sauce, orange juice, orange marmalade, and hot chili sauce. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn the heat down to low while you heat the green beans.
  3. Place green beans into a microwave safe dish. Add 2 Tablespoons of water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, just until the beans are tender-crisp. Drain and add the salt and olive oil.
  4. Place 3/4 cup of riced cauliflower or cooked rice into each of four bowls. Spoon over the chicken mixture and the green beans. Garnish with some orange slices and extra hot chili sauce if you like. Enjoy!
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Shauna

Comments

  1. Yum!

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