Orange Chicken- Phases 1, 2 and 3 variations

This recipe can be adapted for any phase of FMD. Just leave out the oil and use phase appropriate vegetables. Orange zest is approved for all phases. Use Brown Rice for P1, Miracle Rice for p2, and Quinoa for p3- or any phase appropriate option.

Use chicken breast meat any phase or thighs on P3.
This also works with pork

For a P1 lunch, add pineapple to it for your fruit.

If you don't have a wok, use a large non stick skillet. You may need to cook in batches. This needs a very large skillet!

Make this as spicy or as sweet as you want.

Orange Chicken- All Phases

4 portions of chicken, diced or cut into strips
1T minced garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Zest of 1 or 2 large oranges
2 T olive or sesame oil (p3 only)
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 T arrowroot
1 tsp red pepper flakes (we like it spicy- adjust for your palate)
1 tsp black pepper
10-12 Thai Basil leaves
2 T chopped cilantro
1/4 cup tamari
2 cups bell peppers- diced or cut into strips
1 cup onion, diced or cut into strips
1 cup cabbage, diced or shredded
1 cup shredded or sliced carrot (P1 and P3 only)
2 cups broccoli florets (P1 and P2 only)
1-2 cups zucchini, diced (P1 and P3 only)
Juice of 1 lime
1-2 T xylitol

Brown chicken and ginger, black pepper, in a wok, on high heat, using oil for p3 only. When browned, remove from wok. Add veggies, and stir fry over high heat, using a little more oil or chicken stock. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic and orange zest, pepper flakes, tamari, xylitol. Stir. Whisk arrowroot into chicken stock and add to veggies- stir until sauce is thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add chicken back in, stir. Add cilantro, lime juice, Thai basil right before serving.

4 servings


  1. Your site is amazing, can't wait to try some of these dishes. I want to make sure I'm buying the right thing - is there a difference between Arrowroot powder and those marked starch/flour? What brand do you use?

    1. Arrowroot powder and flour are the same thing. It's cheaper to buy it in the big bags in the health food section than it is to get it from the spice section


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