Chicken breasts in orange sauce with quinoa
Try these delicious, juicy, roasted chicken breasts in a crunchy crust and orange sauce that I served with quinoa - but you can use any side dish you prefer. We loved the combination of meat and this simple orange sauce very much at home, so I bring you another simple and nutritious recipe with an exotic touch. This tasty fitness lunch will smell up your entire apartment with a pleasant aroma.
We have already made several recipes with orange sauce. We already had , and even . This time we will prepare chicken breasts in the style of chicken nuggets. Of course, we will not deep fry them in oil but bake them in the oven, which will reduce the amount of fat in the recipe and the meal will remain easily digestible. Nevertheless, these chicken nuggets will be crunchy, juicy and so delicious!
You can use wholemeal breadcrumbs or even ground almonds to bread chicken pieces. Be sure not to omit orange peel in the recipe. It will give the food the desired distinctive orange taste and the exotic charm. Try these fantastic fitness chicken breasts in orange sauce with quinoa, you will love this recipe from the first time you taste it.
- For the marinade:
- 600g of chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp of soy sauce (I recommend this one)
- peel from 1 orange
- 2 pressed garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- For the breading:
- 2-3 eggs
- 150g of whole wheat breadcrumbs (or ground almonds) (I recommend these)
- For the sauce:
- 120ml of vegetable broth
- juice from 2 oranges
- 2 tbsp of honey (I recommend this one)
- 2 tbsp of water
- 1 tbsp of corn starch
- For the side dish:
- 1 and 1/2 cups of quinoa (I recommend this one)
- 2 and 1/2 cups of water
- sea salt (I recommend this one)
- garlic powder
- Wash the oranges thoroughly and dry them.
- Cut the chicken breast into smaller nuggets and coat them with the ingredients for the marinade.
- Let the meat rest in the marinade, ideally for at least 2 hours.
- Then cover the marinated chicken nuggets in crushed eggs and wrap them in breadcrumbs or ground almonds.
- Place the chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake them for 30-35 minutes at 190 degrees until crispy. You can turn them in the middle of baking.
- In the meantime, cook the quinoa with spices and salt in water, or prepare another selected side dish.
- Add vegetable broth together with orange juice and orange peel to a hot deep pan, let it simmer, and then mix in the honey.
- In the end, add starch mixed in 2 tablespoons of water into the sauce.
- Boil the sauce for a while to thicken and remove from heat.
- Mix the baked chicken nuggets into the orange sauce and serve.
|Preparation time||50 minutes|
|Nutritional information/ 1 serving|