Orange Sesame Chicken And Broccoli

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Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 4 chicken breasts (about 2 lbs), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoon ghee (or olive oil)
  • 1 cup orange hoisin sauce (see below)
  • 2 broccoli crowns, cut into small florets
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon whole30 compliant almond butter
  • zest and flesh of 1 peeled orange
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch peeled ginger
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 -4 dates
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Step 1

    FOR CHICKEN: Add the ghee (or olive oil) to a large skillet over high heat, and add chicken. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until mostly cooked through. Add the sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer, and allow the chicken to cook in the sauce for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a separate skillet, steam the broccoli over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until bright green. Be careful not to overcook it. Serve the chicken with the broccoli and top with green onions and sesame seeds.

  • Step 2

    ORANGE HOISIN SAUCE: Add all the ingredients to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for about five minutes, then pour into your blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth (strain if necessary).