Orange Peel Chicken Stir-Fry with California Avocados

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14 g
Total Fat
13 g
Total Carbs
28 g
70 mg
 Orange Peel Chicken Stir-Fry with California Avocados

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.


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

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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.

Calories 290
Total Fat 14 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Total Carbs 13 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 0 g
Protein 28 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Potassium 0 mg

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.

Michelle Dudash, RDN

Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press). In January 2016, Michelle launched her online program Clean Eating Cooking School: Monthly Meal Plans Made Simple.

Michelle is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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