Heart Healthy Sweet and Sour Orange Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 2 cups sweet and sour sauce
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Preparation

Heart Healthy Sweet and Sour Orange Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice

1. In a saucepan, combine sweet and sour sauce, Florida Orange Juice, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, then set aside.

2. Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Grill over high heat for 4 to 8 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until thoroughly cooked.

3. Baste chicken with Florida Orange Sweet and Sour Sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Grill until internal temperature reaches 160° F on a thermometer. Keep warm.

4. In a wok, heat vegetable oil. Carefully add broccoli, peas and carrots and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender crisp.

5. Add rice and stir with a wooden spoon to combine all ingredients. Add soy sauce and stir until all ingredients are coated.

6. Serve chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions and serve immediately.