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I think you’re going to LOVE this simple and skinny remake…Maybe even more than beloved Panda’s Orange Chicken. It has a yummy homemade sauce and the chicken is made skinny in an air fryer. Each serving has 322 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 10 Green. Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup barbecue sauce
  • cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon ginger from a jar, see shopping tips
  • A little garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees. Coat inside basket with olive oil spray.
  • In a small shallow bowl, add the egg and beat well. In another shallow bowl, combine cornstarch and flour.
  • Dip chicken pieces into egg, then cornstarch/flour. Add pieces to air fryer basket. Place against each other. It’s ok to overlap chicken pieces a bit. Spray top of chicken with olive oil spray. Cook for about 10 minutes until chicken is no longer pink inside. No need to turn chicken over while cooking.
  • In the meantime, in a small saucepan, mix together all sauce ingredients. Simmer for about 7-10 minutes until heated and flavors combined.
  • Remove chicken to a bowl and pour the heated sauce over chicken. Mix with a rubber spatula to coat chicken well. Add to a serving plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds all over top.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or steamed shredded cabbage. Leftovers freeze great.

Notes

Food Facts
Panda Express Orange Chicken is their signature dish. It’s crispy chicken, wok-tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce. One serving has 490 calories and 23g fat.
Shopping Tips
Ginger, from a jar, can be found in the produce section of your supermarket. It’s usually displayed in the same section with garlic, in a jar. It will keep in your refrigerator for several months.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW SmartPoints 10-Green
WW Points Plus
8
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
322 calories, 6g fat, 2g sat. fat, 112mg chol, 28g protein, 40g carbs, 1g fiber, 404mg sod, 22g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle Points
164 calories, 0g sat. fat, 2g protein, 22g sugar