Orange Sriracha Honey Chicken

Plain grilled chicken can get pretty boring. So I was browsing Pinterest to try to find a recipe that would spice up a bit.  I stumbled on Fitmencook's recipe and wanted to share it with you! A link to the original recipe is HERE

I'm balancing my macros by also eating whipped sweet potatoes & steamed green beans.

For the whipped sweet potatoes I simply peeled and boiled 3 yams, and whipped potatoes with my hand mixer. I added almond milk, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla extract.

Meal Prep Tip: I keep all components of my lunch in separate bowls (or zip-lock bags) in the refrigerator and portion out what I need each morning (mainly because I don't have enough Tupperware containers to keep 5 individual lunches- I wonder where they all disappear to...)

INGREDIENTS: (via Fitmencook)

  • About 15 oz or 1.5 lbs raw chicken breast (or tenders)
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2/3 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest


  • Set your grill or oven to 375F.
  • In a sealable plastic bag, add the contents for the marinade and mix together well.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl or bag and ensure that all the pieces are covered in the marinade.  Allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place the chicken on a baking sheet or on the grill. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the juices from the chicken run clear. Flip the chicken halfway through so each side cooks for about 8 – 10 minutes.  Use any leftover marinade to baste the chicken when you flip it over – just remember, to let it cook after basting since the raw chicken marinaded in it. If you have thick pieces of chicken breasts, your cooking time will likely increase; however, I suggest slicing the chicken breasts down the middle, to make thinner pieces, to reduce overall cooking time and to ensure that the chicken is completely cooked.
  • Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFO: for 4 oz chicken, 1/2 a sweet potato, & 1 cup green beans

  • Calories: 320          Carbs: 41g          Fat: 3g          Protein 31g

f you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #Fitgirlxtina. I'd love to see what you create!