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Orange Chili Sauce Recipe & Meal Prep

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

In this meal prep, my goal is to get you in and out of the chicken in under 30 minutes while prepping your lunch (or dinner) for the entire week.

Simply: make the sauce + choose your protein + prep the sides + bring it all together.

For the protein, I chose between:

TOFU

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CHICKEN

sweet chili orange sauce meal prep

SHRIMP

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BEEF

sweet chili orange sauce meal prep

 

After you select 1 (or even a combination of proteins), then cook them up in a nonstick skillet.  Shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.

Remember, the key to “getting in and out of the kitchen” in a hurry is multitasking.  Slowly but surely, learn how to do multiple things at once.  It’s possible and a good use of your time.  The same way you practice being present in a workout, practice being present and mindful when you cook.  It makes a difference.

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Orange Chili Sauce Recipe & Meal Prep

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 1/4 lb chicken breasts, raw and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • SUBSTITUTES: extra firm tofu, lean beef, shrimp
  • 2 bags (24oz or 680g) frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 large bundle of asparagus (~16 thick asparagus spears)
  • 3 tablespoons orange chili sauce (see below)
Steps
  1. Prepare frozen cauliflower according to the instructions given on the packet.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with olive oil once hot.  Toss in the asparagus and allow it to sear and on at least one side before removing from the skillet, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of sea salt & pepper. You want the asparagus crisp-tender so don’t overcook them! Pro-tip: squeeze in fresh lemon or add 2 tablespoons water to the skillet while they cook to create steam to help soften them.
  3. Spray the same skillet with olive oil and toss in the chicken.  While it cooks sprinkle in black pepper if desired (salt is not necessary because you’re adding sauce).  Once the chicken (or your protein), is cooked through build the meal prep.
  4. Add some asparagus and cauliflower rice, then drizzle ~3 tablespoons over the chicken (or your choice of protein).

Chicken Meal Prep
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Tofu Meal Prep
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Shrimp Meal Prep
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Beef Meal Prep
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Calories
299
Protein
39g
Fat
6g
Carbs
23g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
16g
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Sweet Orange Chili Sauce

Ingredients

sweet chili orange sauce meal prep
Ingredients for 8 servings

Makes ~13oz
Serving size: ~3 tablespoons
  • juice from 3 oranges
  • 1/2 cup chili garlic sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
    • SUBSTITUTE: corn starch, tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add orange, chili sauce, soy sauce, coconut sugar and sesame oil.  Bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Mix arrowroot with water so that it’s slushy, then add to the skillet.  Reduce the heat to low and quickly stir so that it thickens.
  4. Remove from the heat to cool and thicken, then add the apple cider vinegar to balance the flavors.
  5. Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge.
Calories
85
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Carbs
13g
Sodium
Fiber
0g
Sugar
22g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.