Spicy Orange & Maple Chicken

Eating chicken for most of my meals can get old. I like to try and change up my meals by adding different spices or pairing it with different sides. I found this recipe on Little B’s Healthy Habits. It has a sweet and spicy combination and pairs well with brown rice and a side salad. It seems like an odd mix but I promise it is delicious!

Spicy Orange & Maple Chicken

Total time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 servings


  • 1 lb chicken, cut in half length wise and then cut into strips
  • Juice from 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce (could sub with 1 tbsp of adobo powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar free maple syrup


  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper on chicken and add to skillet.
  3. Remove cooked chicken from pan and keep warm.
  4. Add orange juice, syrup, and adobo sauce to pan and bring to a slight boil.
  5. Return chicken to pan and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Serve chicken over a bed of brown rice with sauce spooned on top.
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