Nateur Cooking with Alison Marras: Healthy Gluten-free Orange Chicken with Broccoli Rice
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s still possible to indulge in your favorite foods, while nourishing your body at the same time. Here we share clean versions of delicious recipes that will leave you feeling and looking incredible and not to mention, incredibly satisfied
Name: Alison Marras, NTP
Job description: Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Food Blogger
Eat this for: A healthy gut! Gut health is always a foundation to everything else, especially healthy skin.
Top 3 Instagram accounts for inspiration: I’m addicted to gua sha and “face yoga” accounts like: @wildlilyorganics @allyoucanface @treatmentbylanshin
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Bone broth because of all the rich collagen and amino acids. When I’m cooking with and drinking bone broth regularly, my skin is glowing!
Go-to quick, healthy meal: A simple ground meat stir fry with lots of veggies (especially greens). I usually throw a bag of coleslaw mix and arugula in with lots of my favorite seasonings and then mix up that dish different ways all week as a quick meal prep!
Skincare mantra: My skin is a map of how I nourish my mind, body, and spirit.
Recipe: Healthy Gluten-free Orange Chicken with Broccoli Rice
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp fresh orange zest
1 tsp raw honey (omit for Whole30)
2 tbsp coconut aminos
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp arrowroot flour/powder
Chicken and Broccoli Rice:
2 lbs. organic skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tsp arrowroot flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
4 cups broccoli rice fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp scallions sliced
In a mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and whisk well. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine chicken pieces, arrowroot, baking soda, sea salt, and garlic powder. Mix well until the chicken pieces are coated evenly and set aside.
Heat a skillet over medium and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Once heated, sauté the broccoli rice, mixing well until tender (approximately 3-4 minutes) and add cooked broccoli rice to serving bowls.
Next, to the same skillet, add another tbsp of olive oil over medium, and once heated, add the chicken. Stir well for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is golden on all sides and cooked through.
Next, pour the orange sauce over the chicken and mix well, reducing the heat to medium-low and scraping up any browned bits. The sauce will thicken as it cooks for 1 minute or so, keep stirring until thick and covering the chicken. Serve chicken over broccoli rice and garnish with sliced scallions. Leftovers will keep for up to 4 days when stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.