Spicy Orange Stir-Fry Chicken | VitaMedica

Spicy Orange Stir-Fry Chicken

Spicy Orange Stir Fry Chicken











About 4-6 Servings



1 cup of Jasmine rice


¾ cup orange juice or tangerine juice

4 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Finely grated orange peel (from one orange)

Finely grated fresh ginger root (from a 1” stem)


Vegetable or Sesame Seed Oil

1-2 cloves garlic, peeled & diced

Package sugar snap peas (cut ends and pull string down back)

½ Red Bell Pepper

½ Red Yellow Pepper

2 Chicken Breasts cut into 1/2” wide strips

Pepper and Salt to Taste

Dried crushed Red Pepper

½ cup raw Cashews

½ cup sliced green onion



To prepare rice:

Prepare rice according to package instructions (typically takes less than 15 minutes to prepare).


To prepare Stir-Fry:

In a bowl whisk together juice, soy sauce, cornstarch and brown sugar.  Mix in orange peel and ginger root.  Set aside.


Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in wok on medium to high heat.  Add garlic, snap peas and bell pepper and stir-fry until crisp-tender about one to two minutes.  Remove from wok and place in a bowl.


Add another 1-2 tablespoons of oil then add chicken.  Add salt and pepper to taste along with a large pinch of crushed red pepper.  Stir-fry chicken pieces until tender, about 5 minutes. 


Add back the vegetables to wok and mix in with chicken.  Add the juice mixture and cashews and reduce heat to low.  Toss mixture together until sauce thickens and comes to a boil, about 2-3 minutes.  Add sliced green onion then serve over Jasmine rice.


David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.