Tuesday, 16 June 2015


A healthy hearty tasty recipe with great carbohydrate alternatives. Try this Orange Sesame Chicken for lunch or dinner. You will love it! Provided below are the step by step recipe and pictures as well as a video direction at the end.

orange sesame chicken

Filling and wholesome, here is the recipe. Also below are my step by step pictures of the process to make it much easier for you to follow. Enjoy!

Orange Sesame Sauce Ingredients:
  • 4tbs or 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 3tbs or 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 4tbs or 1/3 cup of honey
  • 3tbs or 1/4 cup of flour 
  • 6tbs of 1/2 a cup of orange juice (Squeezing the juice from 1 orange is better)
  • 1tsp of garlic paste or 3 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1/2tbs of ginger paste
  • 1/2tbs of black pepper (rainbow peppercorns were used)
  • 1/2tsp of red pepper/cayenne (Skip this step for a milder sauce)
  • 1/2tsp of white pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1tbs of sesame oil
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 1/2tbs of olive oil for cooking

Other Ingredients:
  • 2 Chicken breast fillets
  • 150g of bulgur wheat and 150g of quinoa (or brown rice)
  • A small chicken stock cube
  • Linseeds or Sesame Seeds for garnishingorange chicken ingredients
chicken breast fillets tesco

bulgur wheat quinoa tesco

Orange Sauce Directions:
1. Mix together in a bowl, the orange, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, orange zest, spices and the sesame oil.
2. Give the mixture a stir.
orange chicken sauce orange

orange chicken sauce soy sauce

orange chicken sauce white wine vinegar

orange chicken sauce zest

orange chicken sauce spices spices

orange chicken sauce sesame oil

orange chicken sauce

3.  Add in the honey and stir very well. The honey being dense will need a thorough stir in order to be fully incorporated.
orange chicken sauce honey tesco

4. Slowly add in the flour and stir gently. Use the back on your spoon to blend out any lumps until the sauce is smooth.
flour tesco

orange chicken sauce

orange chicken sauce

Cooking The Sauce:
1. Give your chicken fillets a wash under the tap.
2. Cut up your chicken into medium pieces. Don't forget to use a chopping board and a knife instead of scissors if it is safer for you.
chicken breast fillet wash tesco

chicken breast fillet chop

3. Bring a non stick sauce pan or wok to a medium heat with one and a half table spoons of olive oil. It is better to use a non stick pan to avoid burning your sauce, however if a metal pan is what is available, please do cook the sauce under lower heat for a little longer.
4. Transfer your chicken pieces into the heated pan and cook on one side until it turns white.
5. Turn the chicken pieces over and cook the other side also until it turns white.
6. Stir the chicken around until it starts to brown.
chicken breast fillet cook

7. Cover the chicken and allow to cook through for a few minutes. This allows the chicken to be thoroughly cooked so as to avoid any food poisoning from uncooked chicken.
chicken breast fillet cook

8. Pour the orange sesame sauce over the chicken and begin to stir the mixture gently under medium to low heat.
9. The mixture will begin to thicken because of the flour.
orange chicken breast fillet cook

orange chicken breast fillet cook

10. At this point, add in the 100ml of water and gently stir continuously until the sauce becomes smooth.
11. Allow the sauce to bubble away for about 5-10 minutes.
12. Your Sauce is done!
orange chicken breast fillet cook

orange chicken breast fillet cook

Bulgur Wheat Quinoa Mix Directions:
1. Into a sauce pan, pour the bulgur wheat Quinoa mix.

bulgur wheat quinoa

2. Add 800ml of water to the grains.
bulgur wheat quinoa

 3. Also add the dissolved chicken stock cube. You can choose to use a little bit of sea salt instead of the cube or completely miss step 3 altogether and just cook the grains plain.
bulgur wheat quinoa stock

 4. Give the mixture a good stir.
bulgur wheat quinoa

5. Bring to a boil for about 20 minutes or until all the water has been soaked into the grains and the grains feel fluffy and light.
bulgur wheat quinoa cook

 6. And your bulgur wheat quinoa is ready.
bulgur wheat quinoa cooked

Et voila!

orange sesame chicken bulgur wheat quinoa

Enjoy and don't forger to check out the video recipe as well.

Yvonne Dzifa

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