Because who doesn't love a healthier version of your Chinese take-out favorite?
So I have been seeing a lot of the memes about "skip the 5 paragraphs about your weekend Sharon and get to the damn recipe" so in lieu of that trending Instagram favorite, here is your damn recipe.
Grain-Free Orange Chicken
1-1.5 lbs. cubed chicken in ½” pieces
3 tbsp. tapioca starch
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ cup avocado oil, divided
1” peeled & grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
Green onion & sesame seeds for garnish
3 tbsp. coconut aminos
½ tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. fish sauce
¼ tsp. orange zest
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1.5 tbsp. lime juice
1.5 tbsp. rice vinegar
¼ cup chicken stock or bone broth
½ tsp. red chili flakes
Mix tapioca starch, salt, & pepper in a large bowl. Dredge chicken in mixture.
Heat 1 tbsp. of avocado oil over medium-high heat per batch of chicken. Saute batched o chicken in oil so not to overcrowd the pan until golden brown, ~6 minutes. Remove chicken & set on the side on a paper towel-lined plate.
Saute onion & bell pepper until soft. Add minced garlic & ginger. Saute another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
While cooking, whisk together ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Add sauce to pan & chicken. Cook until sauce is thick & chicken is cooked through ~7-10 minutes.
Garnish with green onion & sesame seeds
Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice.