Monday, February 27, 2017

Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

Happy Monday! Here’s to another amazing week!
My inspiration for coming up with this recipe was my brother Harrison’s birthday! He absolutely loves Chinese food, so I decided to make a takeout themed menu! This orange chicken is so delicious! It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. I made this dish along with a noodle dish, which I shared a sneak peek of on my Instagram yesterday! You will find that recipe on here very soon!

Let’s get to cooking!
Gluten-Free Orange Chicken (serves 8)

For the chicken;
  • 3 lbs chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • avocado oil, to fry chicken 
For the sauce; 
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced (use green and white parts)
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder mixed with 2 tablespoons of water
  • sliced scallions, to garnish
  • sliced cara cara oranges, to garnish
Whisk together orange juice, aminos, honey, sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger, orange zest, cayenne pepper, and arrowroot slurry in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

Time to fry the chicken! Season flour with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Coat a large pan with avocado oil. Coat cubed chicken in orange juice. Let excess juice drip off, then coat in rice flour. Fry chicken on each side for about 5-6 minutes. Add sauce to pan, stir, and let come to a slow boil. Serve chicken by itself, with rice, noodles, or whatever you desire! Garnish with scallions and oranges. Enjoy!

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