Delicious Orange Chicken

Let’s face it, chicken can get boring after a while.  In a recent Pinterest search, I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try.

I was NOT disappointed!

I served this dish over cauliflower rice for a complete gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, super yummy meal!   For the cauliflower rice recipe, click HERE.

Delicious Orange Chicken
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken (boneless thighs or breasts, cubed)
  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil + more for cooking chicken
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • *garnish chicken with toasted or plain sesame seeds and/or green onions
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except chicken and sesame seeds in a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour sauce over chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight
  3. When ready to cook - let chicken come to room temperature (about 30-45 minutes)
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and pour remaining liquid into sauce pan. Turn heat up to med-high and let come to a boil, then turn down flame and let simmer until thickened, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, add a drizzle of sesame oil and a dab of coconut oil to skillet. Once heated, add chicken and cook thoroughly -- about 25-30 minutes depending on cut of chicken.
  6. Once chicken is cooked through, pour extra sauce over it and mix to combine.
  7. Once plated, garnish with sesame seeds and/or green onions

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