A gluten-free take on the classic Chinese dish of orange chicken – guaranteed to please the whole family!

A gluten-free take on the classic Chinese dish of orange chicken - guaranteed to please the whole family! #orangechicken

Here’s a recipe that I’m not quite sure whether it should go under the main recipe index, or under Cooking with Kids, because it’s really Abby’s recipe.  Abby took a class at school this year all about Foods and came home with a whole pile of recipes she wanted to try at home.  Either her cooking it, or me.  And this orange chicken is one of those that really stuck with us as a family.  Mainly because it’s yummy, but also because it’s so easy.  Not saying that Abby’s not that good in the kitchen (because she’s awesome), but trust me when I say it’s so easy a kid could make this!

The original recipe was to serve only 2 people, so obviously I adapted it for our family of 4, and to make it gluten-free was relatively easy.  Just substituted the plain flour for potato flour and made the chicken nice and crispy! And if you make your own BBQ sauce (like the recipe here), the sugar content isn’t too bad!

And you should always serve this orange chicken dish with a dragon in the back, just to remind you that this recipe is courtesy of Abby (the serious dragon lover!).  I asked her what I should photograph the chicken with and she brought out the dragon in the background – enjoy!

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Orange chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tbs tamari sauce or coconut aminos

For the chicken

  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup potato flour
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

For the sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring a few times.

For the chicken

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into either cubes or fillets.
  2. Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Place flour in a separate flat container.
  3. Dip the pieces of chicken in the egg, then cover in flour and set aside.
  4. Heat a large frying pan to medium. After adding a 1 tbs of oil of choice, add the floured chicken pieces and fry until brown on one side. Flip and fry until brown on the other side and cooked inside.
  5. Add the sauce to the frying pan and allow to coat all pieces.
  6. Serve either with rice, veggies or a salad.

A gluten-free take on the classic Chinese dish of orange chicken - guaranteed to please the whole family! #orangechicken