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Spicy Orange Chicken

Are you craving Spicy Orange Chicken for your next Chinese

Are you craving Spicy Orange Chicken for your next Chinese "take-out"?

Skip the gluten laden entrees at your favorite Chinese food restaurant.

Instead, stay at home and impress your family and friends by cooking up a gluten-free homemade version of an authentic Chinese Spicy Orange Chicken recipe that is more flavorful than "take-out"!

Better yet, you can have it on the table and ready to serve faster than a trip to your local Chinese restaurant to retrieve your "take-out" order.


Make it a Meal

Start your gluten-free homemade Chinese food "take-out" with a hot cup of Asian Chicken Noodle Soup.

Then, serve Spicy Orange Chicken with steamed white rice or cooked brown rice and steamed bok choy or broccoli on the side.

Keep a bottle of Sriracha sauce nearby for those who enjoy adding a little more red chili heat to their food.

Finish with delicious slices of chilled melon for dessert.





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Spicy Orange Chicken


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Spicy Orange Chicken


Try it! This is the BEST gluten-free Spicy Orange Chicken you will ever taste!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon potato starch
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1 cup chilled orange juice
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce (or Bragg's Aminos, gluten-free shoyu or tamari sauces)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
- grated peel from 1 fresh orange (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 1/3 cup potato starch
- 1/3 cup White Gluten Free Flour Blend
- 3 large eggs
- Refined coconut oil
- 4 chicken breasts, skinned, boned and cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 scallions, chopped

Instructions:
1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, potato starch, crushed red pepper and ginger.
2. Stir in orange juice, vinegar, gluten-free soy sauce and garlic.
3. Bring just to boiling over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
4. Reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook for 1 minute more; stir constantly.
5. Remove from heat and stir in grated orange peel, and then cover and set aside.
6. In a shallow dish or plate, combine potato starch and White Gluten Free Flour Blend, and then set aside.
7. In a shallow dish, beat eggs until frothy, and then set aside.
8. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring 2 to 3 inches of coconut oil to 350°F as registered on a candy thermometer.
9. Working in small batches, dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, and then lightly coat with flour mixture.
10. Deep fry coated chicken pieces for 2 to 3 minutes, turning pieces until all sides are light golden brown.
11. With a slotted spoon, remove cooked chicken from hot oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
12. Bring oil back to temperature and repeat until all chicken pieces are cooked.
13. Gently fold cooked chicken pieces into hot orange sauce.
14. Transfer Spicy Orange Chicken onto a serving platter.
15. Garnish with chopped scallions.

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Gluten-free




Variation

Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • 125 ml granulated white sugar
  • 15 ml potato starch
  • 2.5 to 5 ml crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 ml fresh ginger root, minced (or 1.25 ml ground ginger)
  • 250 ml chilled orange juice
  • 30 ml rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 30 ml gluten-free soy sauce (or Bragg's Aminos, gluten-free shoyu or tamari sauces)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1.25 ml garlic powder)
  • grated peel from 1 fresh orange (or 5 ml dried)
  • 85 ml potato starch
  • 85 ml White Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 3 large eggs
  • Refined coconut oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned, boned and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 scallions, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, potato starch, crushed red pepper and ginger.
  2. Stir in orange juice, vinegar, gluten-free soy sauce and garlic.
  3. Bring just to boiling over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook for 1 minute more; stir constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in grated orange peel, and then cover and set aside.
  6. In a shallow dish or plate, combine potato starch and White Gluten Free Flour Blend, and then set aside.
  7. In a shallow dish, beat eggs until frothy, and then set aside.
  8. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring 2 to 3 inches of coconut oil to 180°C as registered on a candy thermometer..
  9. Working in small batches, dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, and then lightly coat with flour mixture.
  10. Deep fry coated chicken pieces for 2 to 3 minutes, turning pieces until all sides are light golden brown.
  11. With a slotted spoon, remove cooked chicken from hot oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  12. Bring oil back to temperature and repeat until all chicken pieces are cooked.
  13. Gently fold cooked chicken pieces into hot orange sauce.
  14. Transfer Spicy Orange Chicken onto a serving platter.
  15. Garnish with chopped scallions.





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