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Charlyn Fargo on

1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 (12-ounce) package green beans

1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup orange sections

4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil


Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with five-spice powder and salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken reaches 165 F in the center. Remove from pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into slices. Add remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan. Add onion; saute 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Add orange rind and garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add green beans; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned and tender-crisp. Stir in soy sauce. Top with orange sections and drizzle with sesame oil. Serve with chicken. Serves 4.

Per serving: 363 calories; 41 grams protein; 13 grams carbohydrate; 17 grams fat (2 grams saturated); 3 grams fiber; 6 grams sugar (0 grams added); 538 mg sodium.


Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian with SIU Med School in Springfield, Illinois. For comments or questions, contact her at or follow her on Twitter @NutritionRD. To find out more about Charlyn Fargo and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at




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