Low carb orange chicken recipe
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.