Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

by Shawnda on January 5, 2012

in Chicken & Poultry,Lighter & Healthier,Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Today’s recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s also easy to make! After getting the recipe from a friend, I used to make it all the time – it was one of my favorite lunches to take to work. I could make it on Sunday and have lunch and snacks taken care of for a couple of days. And it sure beat the heck out of smelling like Subway for the rest of the day. (You’d think that a place that bakes fresh bread all day long would smell better.)

Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

The dish is super fresh and incredibly simple: edamame, red bell pepper, and chicken are tossed with a light dressing made from orange juice, lime juice, and ginger. Served over brown rice, it makes for a light and healthy dinner. If you’re in full-out winter citrus mode like we are, you’ll probably love it, too!

Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Chicken and edamame in a light orange-ginger dressing, served over brown rice.


  • 1/4 cup orange juice (squeeze from 1/2 an orange)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • Salt
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked as desired and sliced/diced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 small avocado, sliced
  • Small handful of cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 cup brown rice


  1. Cook brown rice in water, according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, oil, and ginger.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Add edamame, red bell pepper, and chicken, tossing to coat.
  5. Spoon mixture over brown rice and garnish with avocado slices and cilantro.


Yields: 4 servings

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information
Calories: 307.1 | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber 5.1g | Protein 11.8g | Carbs 44.1g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 8

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