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Low carb orange chicken recipe

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I had some diet orange soda and some chicken breast I got on sale and thought I’d try to replicate Orange Chicken. Came out really good. And I have leftover sauce 🙂


Low carb Orange Chicken

3 chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces.
2-3 tbs coconut flour or carbquik baking mix
Orange Chicken Sauce to coat (recipe below)

Dust chicken pieces with flour and shake to coat. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 370F. Fry in batches till cooked through (roughly 4-6 mins per batch). Coat with approx half orange chicken sauce from recipe below. Optional: sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Orange chicken sauce

1 can diet orange soda, splenda sweetened.
1/3 cup soya sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp orange extract
1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Bring one can of diet orange soda and soya sauce to a boil in a small sauce pan. Boil for 2-3 mins stirring constantly so it doesn’t boil over. Add seasonings. Let simmer ~5 mins. Remove from heat and sprinkle in xanthan gum while whisking briskly to prevent lumps. Let sit to thicken.

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  1. Theresa Dunavant says:

    What brand of orange soda did you use, that has Splenda in it? I am not familiar with the flavored diet drinks. All your recipes look so good! I am going to try some this week. Thanks for all your help!

    • LowCarbBoy says:

      I used “Orange Crush”. It’s available here in Canada. Not sure where you are but there are prob some options. I hear there is a Diet Rite. Thanks btw. Let me know how things turn out!!

  2. Dawn says:

    This was so delicious! Thanks for coming up with this recipe. One question, my sauce was grainy, I beat the xanathan gum as per directions very well. Seems that onion powder and garlic powder maybe didn’t dissolve properly. I also used fresh ginger root grated finely instead of powder. Other than that I followed recipe exactly. Any ideas?

    • LowCarbBoy says:

      Xanthan gum can be tricky. You have to sprinkle it over the liquid and them really mix quickly. Even then it can clump. How fine was ur garlic and onion powder? That shouldn’t be the issue

  3. Kelly says:

    Thanks for this recipe. . I am excited to try! One tip that has helped me with xanathan gym is to mix it IL with oil first, then add to recipe. I use a tsp of MCT or EVOO, add xanathan and mix, then add to sauce. Has worked like a charm for me :–)


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