Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls

Right now’s fashion of wholesome consuming is all about consuming the rainbow and there’s no simpler strategy to do it than by meal prepping components that when mixed collectively create nutritious meals made in half the time.

This straightforward orange marinated rooster with sesame flavored broccoli rice (sure, broccoli as rice!) will completely bowl you over. Get it? Ugh. Now why did I’ve to go and do this???

Getting a weeknight dinner on the desk isn’t actually about mastering fancy cooking strategies or having all the perfect tools to get issues performed. It’s extra like a sport of Tetris (my favourite!), the place you plug within the holes (how a lot time you could have, what’s within the fridge, what number of will truly be displaying up) with the shapes that match.

And that’s the place planning “what’s for dinnnnnnnerrrr?” extra like a sport as a substitute of a name of responsibility can completely come in useful. As a result of even in the case of cooking, technique is at all times the ticket to successful.

That’s why straightforward meal prep is the strategic key that matches into nearly each consuming plan for any day of the week (lunches too). Some assume they don’t have the time to put aside to meal prep, as a result of why would you do issues twice? Right here’s why. BECAUSE IT SAVES FRIGGING TIME PEOPLE! Getting a number of issues chopped, combined, and even cooked forward of time will completely save in the long term.

If you happen to haven’t tried meal prep but, this straightforward orange rooster superfood bowl recipe ought to completely be your gateway drug to hitch the remainder of us in our successful, cooking methods.

Nourishing SuperFood Bowls Cookbook |

This orange rooster and broccoli rice (not white rice, foolish, BROCCOLI RICE!) meal-ina-a-bowl recipe comes from the brand new cookbook Nourishing Superfood Bowls: 75 Wholesome and Scrumptious Gluten Free Meals to Gasoline Your Day from my fellow meals loving recipe maker and AASDN-certified diet specialist Lindsay Cotter, the creator of the gluten-free cooking weblog Cotter Crunch the place she shares at all times wholesome, gluten-free and principally paleo recipes.

Lindsay’s cookbook options 75 gluten-free and allergy-free recipes from smoothie bowls just like the Mint Almond Matcha Smoothie Bowl to plant-powered bowls and bowls meant to be shared by the entire household. Hey Baja Fish Taco Bowl!

Leafing by way of the e-book to decide on a recipe to share, I knew something with rooster could be well-liked with my clan, however the straightforward strategy to meal prep it’s what was well-liked with me.
Spicy Grilled Orange Chicken Marinade |

Meal prep tip #1: This easy marinade might be made and combined with the rooster the day earlier than, then baked or grilled whenever you’re able to eat.

Add contemporary orange slices to tamari (licensed gluten-free if you happen to’re going for it) or soy sauce for that umami, salted taste, to a blender to combine properly and function a marinade and a dressing, each.

Spicy Grilled Orange Chicken |

Meal prep tip # 2: Grill or bake the rooster forward of time, and dinner is prepared if you find yourself.

Add the oranges to the grill or oven and roast for much more sweetness.

Sesame Broccoli Rice |

Meal prep tip #Three: Make the broccoli rice, stick it within the fridge, and add a wholesome, vegetarian, gluten free different to rice or pasta to this pasta bowl at your service.

Whilst you might attempt to chop the broccoli to this effective consistency, whizzing in a meals processor till effective, to me, is the way in which to go.

I added an entire tablespoon extra sesame oil to the broccoli for taste than Lindsay’s authentic recipe, so add to satisfy your personal tastebuds, like so many different recipes on the market!

Meal prep tip #four: Assemble the components in a bowl and drizzle with additional orange marinade and toss with contemporary herbs as a result of that’s what makes all of it so good.

Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls |

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Kickin’ Orange Rooster and Broccoli Rice Bowls


  • For the Orange Marinade
  • ½cup peeled mandarine orange slices, plus extra for garnishing or topping
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce or Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Three tablespoons orange marmalade
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly floor black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • ⅓ chopped crimson onion or shallot, plus extra for garnishing
  • Three tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • Three tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless rooster breasts
  • For the Broccoli Rice
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, blended or blitzed effective within the meals processor
  • 1-Three tablespoons sesame oil to style
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Toppings
  • Contemporary or grilled mandarin orange slices
  • Crushed crimson chili flakes
  • Contemporary basil or cilantro
  • Tamari or soy sauce
  1. To make the marinade, mix the orange slices, chili sauce, lime juice, orange marmalade, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and rice wine vinegar in a blender or meals processor till combined properly. Add the olive oil and tamari or soy sauce and mix once more till creamy.
  2. Place the rooster breasts in a big bowl or gallon freezer bag and pour over the marinade jsut to cowl, reserving ½ cup or extra for utilizing as a dressing for the bowls. Refrigerate the rooster for 20 minutes or in a single day.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F or the grill to excessive warmth. If baking, bake the rooster for 20-25 minutes and set the oven to broil for the final minute or two of baking.
  4. If grilling, place the rooster breasts on the recent grill. Cowl and prepare dinner for 10 minutes then flip the rooster and prepare dinner for five minutes. Flip off one aspect of the grill and transfer the rooster to the opposite aspect and prepare dinner for 10 extra minutes or till the breasts have an inside temperature of 165 levels. The size of cooking time will depend upon the thickness of the breasts. Take away from the grill and permit to relaxation for five minutes earlier than slicing.
  5. To make the broccoli rice, steam the blitzed broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with sesame oil for 45 seconds. Toss and style earlier than including extra sesame oil to style. Prime with the sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper to style.
  6. To serve, divide the broccoli rice among the many bowls, then add the rooster, contemporary or grilled orange slices and garnish with lime, crimson chili flakes, and contemporary cilantro or basil. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and eat up.


Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls |

Take a look at extra of Lindsay’s recipes on her recipe weblog Cotter Crunch and purchase her cookbook right here.

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