Lean, Macro Friendly Chicken that should be part of your meal prep this week!
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Sesame Orange Chicken

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If you’re eating boring old chicken breasts all the time, you’re doing it wrong. Switching it up and doing chicken thighs every once in a while makes all the difference, I kid you not. If you’re macro counters like us, it’s not many extra grams of fat (2 grams per 4 ounces is all!) and the flavor you get from thighs verses breasts is just to die for.  I’m going to prove it to you today with this new recipe I’m sharing. This Sesame Orange Chicken is full of flavor and a guaranteed hit.Lean, Macro Friendly Chicken that should be part of your meal prep this week!

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This Sesame Orange Chicken has been a staple in our household for a few years now.  It’s not as easy to make as our pork roast, but it’s worth the few extra minutes and ingredients! Trust me.Lean, Macro Friendly Chicken that should be part of your meal prep this week!

This recipe is slightly adapted from Danielle Walker’s first cookbook, Against All Grain.  If you know anything about Paleo, you know who she is and know her recipes.  They are all pretty great and I used to live off her recipes when I was following the Paleo diet.  However, since discovering flexible dieting and realizing I don’t have to live without all my favorite carbs and foods, I don’t open it up as much as I used to. This recipe however, has kept me going back over and over again.
Lean, Macro Friendly Chicken that should be part of your meal prep this week!
You know we’re all about simplicity here.  I buy my boneless, skinless, chicken thighs from Costco in the freezer section. You can use fresh, raw chicken thighs, but I keep these in my freezer at all times because it’s just easier and I can whip this recipe up whenever I want.

My favorite lean chicken for the macro diet

If you’re one of those people frightened by recipes with more than 5 ingredients, don’t be.  This is as simple and mixing everything all up and dumping it in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker!). I’ve said it a few times and I’ll keep saying it. If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you’re missing out!  I especially love it on week nights because I can throw a meal in it before I head to they gym, and it’s finished when I get home.  My crockpot has only come out of hibernation once since I bought my Instant Pot.  I think that’s saying something.Simple shredded chicken recipe for weekly meal prepThis next picture is a quick look of how easy this sesame orange chicken is.  Give it a try and I promise you’ll love it!
Macro Friendly, high protein, delicious shredded orange chicken.

This is amazing over a bed of white fluffy rice, or on our Roasted Cauliflower Rice if you’re watching your carbohydrate intake. If you want to add some extra leftover juices from the cooked chicken to your meal, I’ll list the macros for you below the recipe. Enjoy!

I always keep a little extra of the juice leftover to add to my meals.  It has to be heated up once refrigerated so make sure to put it in a microwave safe container if you keep some. You know I love my little mason jars, find them here or at your local Target.Lean, Macro Friendly Chicken that should be part of your meal prep this week!Follow us on Pinterest for more great recipe suggestions!  We love seeing Stay Fit Mom recipes in your kitchen!  Post your meals to Instagram and be sure to tag @stayfitmom_Krista and @stayfitmom_Tracy!

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  • Reply Kelly August 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Will the chicken over cook if left to natural release for 30-40 minutes? Also, recommended cook time if using breasts instead of thighs? Thanks so much…love your recipes & following you on IG!

    • Reply Krista Pool August 21, 2023 at 6:04 pm

      No it wont overcook. You want it to cook long enough to be able to easily shred it before serving.

  • Reply Nicole October 23, 2023 at 7:43 am

    I would love to make this, but I don’t have an instant pot. Is there a way I can cook this either in the oven or stovetop?

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