Recipe Review: Orange “Chicken” Glaze

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I found this recipe on sparkpeople.com – I only changed it just very slightly and it turned out great. I reduced the amount of sugar used to 1/2 cup and it was totally sweet enough – reduced the calories by half! When I was reading the comments a lot of people were saying that the sauce was too high in calories and that you only got about 4 servings out of (rather then the suggested 12). So I left out half the sugar and probably got about 6 servings out of mine. Meaning the calories were the same, but I got more sauce! I did use more red pepper flakes, because I love a bit of spice!

I stir fried some sliced pork, onion, zucchini and celery. Put that on top of some brown rice then poured a little sauce over it. It was delicious! 300-400 calories for a serving. Of course the calories are going to vary greatly depending how much rice and sauce you use.

What my recipe looked like.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoons frozen orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water to create a slurry

Directions:
1. Mix together everything but the cornstarch mix.
2. Boil for a few minutes and then stir in cornstarch mix; let thicken.
3. Serve!

Nutritional Information for 1/6th of the sauce.
85 calories, 0.1 grams of fat, 18.8 grams of carbohydrates, 13.2 grams of sugar, 0.7 grams of protein

Sorry for my lack of pictures. It was hard to take pictures of some sauce and make it look good. But trust me, it was very good!

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