Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Orange Chicken with Bulgur and Broccoli Idea

Posted by 5 years ago 16 Comments

Hello from the Beach! Sorry I’ve been MIA. This week is our family outing to the Jersey Shore. I’ve been posting a few fun photos and my food journals on my weight loss blog but have neglected poor GreenLiteBites. Not for lack of ideas (I’m backlogged) but for lack of time.

The day before we left The Husband was away on business so I decided to have a little fun with dinner.

I wasn’t really planning on posting my dinner udea until I got this verdict from the 7 year old…

(note: You know your kids are getting old when they don’t want to get their picture taken anymore)

…and the 1 year old devoured his plate…

Orange Chicken with Bulgur and Broccoli eating

Chicken and all!

So bear with me as I share the general idea of this meal. I hope it inspires a family approved dinner in your house. :)

Here’s the what I did…Orange Chicken with Bulgur and Broccoli Idea

  • 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 3 small oranges or clementines
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli

Prepare the Bulgur according to the package. It should be a 1:2 ratio of dried bulgur to water.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the chicken and onion with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.

While the chicken is cooking zest the clementines then peel and chop them.

Add the chopped oranges (and any juice that came out) to the chicken and onion and continue cooking.

Whisk the zest, soy sauce, water, corn starch, ground ginger and honey together. Add it to the cooking chicken and onion. It will immediately start to thicken just keep stirring to coat everything.

Add the bag of frozen broccoli. Stir to combine. Then cover and lower to medium.

Cook for about 5 minutes.

By this time the Bulgur should be done. Add the cooked bulgur to the pot, stir, recover and cook for another 5 minute.


Orange Chicken with Bulgur and Broccoli Idea - done

No nutritional information on this one. Just as idea to get your creative dinner juices flowing. I ended up with at least 5 servings because the chicken breasts I used were huge!

See other recipes using: broccoli, bulgur, chicken, orange

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    July 17, 2012

    Will def make this! YUM.

    Man In My Shadow

    July 17, 2012

    Bulgur? Never heard of it. Sounds like I have something new to go play with :)


    July 17, 2012

    This looks amazing, Roni! I definitely will try this meal one day. Even the bulgur! lol :)


    July 17, 2012

    Thanks so much! Everyone in my family will love this! Does your little guy maybe want to take a few pics? My kids loved to be the photographer at that age. :) Enjoy your trip!!

    love cooking

    July 17, 2012

    This looks delicious. Probably add some honey and sprinkle a bit of sesame would have good taste. :)


    July 17, 2012

    Glad you said honey! I forgot that in the ingredient list!!


    July 17, 2012

    Fresh broccoli would be better? no?


    July 17, 2012

    If you have it? Sure. I didn't. I use what I have on hand. Please don't make me block you here too Cheryl.


    July 17, 2012

    I am blocked from somewhere? Why would I be blocked for talking about broccoli? Why would someone do that?


    July 17, 2012

    Because I know who you are and what you are doing. I told you, my blog and I will no longer be part of your little social experiment. Goodbye


    July 18, 2012

    Roni, This looks great. I hope you enjoy your trip!


    July 18, 2012

    This is a great way to get a Chinese food fix in a more healthy way. Thanks!


    July 18, 2012

    I love orange chicken and I bet the bulgur gives it a lovely texture.


    September 11, 2012

    Yum! this was really delicious! I managed to over-water my bulgur (I salvaged some for dinner, and I'm saving the less fluffy stuff for breakfast tomorrow, with a splash of milk and some cinammon and raisins). The orange rind gave it a great depth of flavour. Overall, it was quick to cook, but, I found I didn't really have enough liquid to coat things -- I might use a tiny bit more water, ginger and soy next time. I'm always on the hunt for health recipes, and this certainly fits the bill - thanks for sharing. The fact that you are also on pinterest makes it even easier for me, I've found that pinterest makes a really effective meal planning tool for what I need. I pin a few meals to get us through the week, and one or two light treats. That's how I plan how to get us through our CSA box!


    January 24, 2013

    Trying this tonight...can't wait! Looks like it is around 6 WWPP :)


    June 26, 2013

    I love this and i think it's good for my diet plan too.. I will try this this weekend and i hope hubby will love it.