How about juicy and tender chicken bits, cooked in a delightful sticky orange garlic teriyaki sauce? You may make a variety of lunches with this simple meal prep chicken.
Pair this orange chicken with rice or noodles, along with other veggies, and you are prepared for an entire week.
And, we are offering you a lazy technique to achieve the same orange chicken taste. You only need some orange marmalade in your pantry…
Ingredients for Orange Chicken Meal Prep:
Chicken – We used boneless skinless thighs today. This recipe would work perfectly well for chicken breast, too.
For marinade – Teriyaki sauce, orange marmalade, garlic, sesame oil, red chili flakes, ground pepper.
How to Make Orange Chicken
This orange chicken is made a little differently than what they serve in restaurants, but still has those same distinct flavors.
You can make this on days when you don’t have orange juice, which normally goes in orange chicken. We just skip the juice and go the orange marmalade way. Most of us have a marmalade bottle in our pantry.
From there, it’s just mixing a few pantry staples and you have once delicious and quick chicken recipe.
Mix all the of the marinade ingredients in a bowl, then add in with the chicken in a ziploc bag. Marinate for at least a couple of hours, or overnight in the refrigerator. This way, all the flavors go into the meat for the best tasting orange chicken.
When ready to cook, simply heat the oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken pieces, along with the marinade, for about 20 minutes. Stir frequently.
In the end, add a couple of tablespoons of water and scrape all the brown bits sticking to the pan, then mix everything together for added flavors. Taste and adjust for salt.
Making meals in bulk is a terrific way to simplify your life and take the stress out of cooking. If you want to create a supper in less than 20 minutes, try this quick orange chicken dish.
The great benefit is in the delicious orange tastes in every single mouthful, that you are going to adore eating again and again. Give this orange chicken a try tonight and see what you think.