Quick stir-fried chicken tossed together with sweet, crunchy sugar snap peas and a light orange sauce made with fresh orange juice and sweetened with honey! This Healthier Orange Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner!
How was your Easter weekend? Mine was pretty uneventful. It started with snow all morning Saturday, but luckily it stopped by mid-afternoon. Of course the snow combined with cold meant ice which meant my long run took place on the treadmill. Even though I despise doing a long run on my treadmill I decided I’d take the weekend off from falling since it had only been a week since my last fall on a hidden patch of ice. I figured I better not push my luck. With 3 falls in the past few months I’m lucky that I’ve only skinned and bruised both knees, hands and had a couple minor pulled muscles.
Easter was spent being lazy and lounging around the house with my husband. Since both our families live out of state, most of our holidays are pretty low key. After another treadmill run thanks to Saturday’s snow I made a quick and easy breakfast that I know we both love, breakfast tacos! I know, I know, I’m a food blogger, why didn’t I make Easter brunch? Because sometimes you just want to enjoy the holiday morning instead of standing in the kitchen making sure everything turns out perfect. Since it was just me and my husband (and the two cats) I decided breakfast tacos were the answer. I did make them extra special with a little bacon, so bonus points for that!
I scaled our Easter dinner down to just the right size for two. We had a ham steak instead of a whole ham, our favorite Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole, roasted asparagus and beets for me and macaroni salad for my husband. All in all it was a great dinner and easy enough to make so that I could still enjoy the day. What did you all feast on for breakfast and dinner? I’d love to hear about it!
Now that we’re on to another week and there isn’t another big holiday until Mother’s Day, it’s time to get back to easy weeknight meals and ones that everyone will love. For us, this Healthier Orange Chicken is starting to make a regular appearance on the dinner table. It has all the flavor that you’ll find in takeout, but you don’t have to worry about all the calories, fat and sodium. The chicken is quickly stir-fried rather than battered and fried in lots of oil. It’s then tossed together in a homemade orange sauce made with fresh orange juice and sweetened with honey rather than sugar. Sweet sugar snap peas add color, crunch and some veggies making this the perfect weeknight dinner!