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Making a good stir fry is a staple at my house! With it being the new year, I have been trying to make favorite recipes lighter by replacing just a few ingredients with ones better for me. A clinical study that showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com. Once I heard about the study, I knew it was time to switch and give it a go in my next stir fry.
Along with subbing in Mazola® Corn Oil to cook the chicken, I decided to make a homemade orange sauce that would be a whole lot better for you than the popular variety made from orange marmalade and barbecue sauce! I would be subbing the both of those ingredients out for freshly squeezed orange juice, honey, and light soy sauce, perfect on not only chicken but broccoli and asparagus too! These 3 substitutions help cut out extra sugar and sodium. This meal is a great way to get more veggies into your diet!
To get everything I needed, I popped over to my local grocery store. Mazola® Corn Oil is available nationwide and is cholesterol free. My favorite part about corn oil is that it is also flavor-free so it doesn’t over power the fabulous meal you are making with it!
Tips on orange chicken stir fry recipe
- If you have a wok, pull it out and make this recipe in it! If you don’t, feel free to using a large frying pan instead.
- Use low sodium soy sauce to cut a bit of sodium.
Orange Chicken Stir Fry
Orange Chicken Stir Fry - A healthy spin on classic takeout orange chicken! Chicken, broccoli, and asparagus cooked together and topped with an incredible orange sauce. Easy to make and oh so delicious!
- 2 tbsp garlic
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup light soy sauce
- 1/2 cup rice vinegr
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp Mazola® Corn Oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 tsp pepper
- 2 cups asparagus
- 2 cups broccoli
In a large frying pan or wok, heat corn oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper before placing in the pan. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (should be about 5-8 minutes), stirring occasionally. Once chicken is nearly done, add in broccoli and asparagus.
While the chicken is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients, including Mazola® Corn Oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until well combined.
Cover chicken and veggies with sauce and serving topped with green onions and sesame seeds.