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Orange Peel Chicken Stir-Fry with California Avocados

Orange Peel Chicken Stir-Fry with California Avocados
Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

15 min

The creaminess and mellow earthiness of California Avocados balance perfectly with oranges and succulent vegetables in this family-friendly dinner recipe that can be prepared in just 35 minutes. A satisfying one cup serving of this stir-fry provides fewer than 300 calories, and is an excellent source (20% or more Daily Value)  of dietary fiber, vitamin A and Vitamin C, a good source (10% or more Daily Value) of iron, and contains 28 grams of protein.

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

As needed For the sauce:
3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. ground ginger
As needed For the stir-fry:
1 Tbsp. grapeseed or canola oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced against the grain in 1 1/2–inch strips
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
1 ripe, Fresh California avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 cup carrots, grated
1/4 tsp. salt
As needed Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Instructions

To make the stir-fry:

  1. Heat a large sauté pan or wok over medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the chicken to the shimmering oil in an even layer and brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Break up the pieces with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add peas, onion and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is done, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sauce. Add avocados, carrots, salt and pepper. Serve.

To make the sauce: Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

Serving Suggestion: Serve over brown rice or noodles with a spinach and cucumber salad with rice wine vinaigrette.

Beverage Pairing: Lime sparkling water or Sauvignon Blanc wine.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 290; Total Fat 14 g(Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g); Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 490 mg; Total Carbohydrates 13 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Protein 28 g; Vitamin A 2603 IU; Vitamin C 25 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 2 mg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 50%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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