Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spicy Orange & Maple Chicken

I was browsing Pinterest last weekend when I came across this recipe that sounded odd enough to actually be good, and it was! With a couple minor tweaks I came up with this recipe that saved me from going on a chicken hiatus… for some reason I'm kind of over it right now. But, I remember when I went on a Greek yogurt hiatus, and now I can't get enough- weird how that happens! 

1lb chicken, cut in half length wise and then into strips 
Juice from 2 oranges 
1 tsp cayenne pepper 
2 Tbs adobo sauce
1 tsp salt 
2 tsp garlic powder 
1 T extra virgin olive oil 
2.5 T sugar free maple syrup

1.  Place oil in skillet on medium heat and add chicken. 
2. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper on chicken and cook through. 
3. Remove cooked chicken from pan and add orange juice, syrup, and adobo sauce and bring to a slight boil. 
4. Return chicken to pan and cook 1 more minute. 
5. Serve over a bed of brown rice with sauce spooned on top. 


  1. Going to try this for sure but using real maple syrup (I am Canadian and it's illegal not to lol) so I may need to tweek a bit so it's not too sweet! Thanks for the inspiration. I am currently sick of cottage cheese which is the worst because I used to eat it daily. I hope I come back around to loving it such a great source of protein.

  2. Looks delicious, I will definitely add this to my menu

  3. Would love to try out this healthy recipe and include it on my build-a-healthy-habit plan

  4. What kind of adobo sauce do you use?


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