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Calories in Orange Chicken

825 calories

Serving Size 2 cup(s) (about 340 g)

Calories in 2 cup(s) of Orange Chicken
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cup(s) (about 340 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 825 Calories from Fat 336
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Sodium 1316mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 94g
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 40g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Food analysis

High Sodium Junk Food High In Sugar
There is 825 calories in 340 grams of Orange Chicken. With 239 calories per 100 grams, this food would be considered a Medium calorie density food.

Orange Chicken is High in carbohydrates, Medium in proteins and High in fats. You can look at the macronutrients graph below for a detailed ratio. This item has High quantity of carbohydrates and fats. This combinasion is usually indicating that you should stay away from this food labeled as "Junk Food".

With 27 grams of "Net carbohydrates" per 100 grams, it not safe to consume if you are following a Keto or Ketosis diet.

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Macronutrients split

13.4% Proteins
45.2% Carbohydrates
41.4% Fats

Nutrients and how much we eat of it play an important role on our health and body composition. To learn more on theses, check our blog posts on Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats.

When it comes to appetizers, orange chicken is perhaps the most popular, but the fat and calories don't make it a healthy choice. However, fiber and protein can keep you satisfied. Not a recommended dish for weight watchers

The pros and cons

In this dish the cons outweigh the pros.

Though it may be a good source of protein, Orange Chicken is not the best dish to consume if you're attempting to lose weight or not.

It is high in fat and carbs. Because of the extra sugars and saturated fats in the batter, frying oil, and sauce, the macronutrient balance of this dish is very poor.

so if you don't want to add to your waist and clog your arteries it is better to avoid this food.

A healthy orange chicken recipe


  • Chicken Tenders/chicken breast

  • Orange Juice - sugarless, one cup

  • oats flour- Gluten-Free, 2/3 cup

  • Coconut Aminos-1/2 cup

  • Chicken Broth-low sodium, 1/4 cup

  • Garlic Powder-1/2 tsp

  • Ginger Powder-1/2 tsp

  • Broccoli- four cups of florets

  • Green Onions-diced, 2

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil-3tbsp

Cooking instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat virgin olive oil in medium heat

  2. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, and pat dry.

  3. Coat each chicken piece with oat flour

  4. Place them in the preheated skillet

  5. Cook until browned on each side

  6. Whisk together the orange juice, chicken broth, coconut aminos, ginger powder, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl, then pour in a pan and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.

  7. Keep stirring the sauce till it begins to thicken, and when it reaches a syrup-like consistency,  add the chicken, add the cut green onions to the skillet and mix to combine.

  8. While the sauce cooks, cook the broccoli by steaming in a pot with water for 5 minutes or by cooking according to your desire.

  9. While the sauce cooks, steam the broccoli in a saucepan with water 

  10. Serve the orange chicken hot with broccoli and sauce

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