Hello there! It has been quite some time.... Fortunately I'm going to cut to the chase and give you this orange chicken inspired recipe because it's worth it. Sticky, sweet, garlicky, and slightly spicy. What more could you ask for?
On my whole30 journey (blog post in the works) I figured out that there is so much SH*& in everything! It was challenging, but fun, to test out some recipes and make cleaner versions of delicious meals. Here's the best one I came up with.
Easy AF Orangey Chicken
1 pound chicken breast- cubed
3 tbsp tapioca starch or flour
big glug of sesame oil
1/3 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
3 cloves minced/grated garlic
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp toasted crushed cashews
2 tbsp green onions
Heat skillet over medium heat with enough sesame oil to coat the bottom. While oil is heating up, in a small mixing bowl, add cubed chicken and toss in tapioca starch, salt, and pepper. Toss around and coat chicken evenly. Add into pan and cook until a light brown color is achieved on both sides of the chicken. When chicken is done cooking- add orange juice, coconut aminos, garlic, and crushed pepper to the skillet. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce to simmer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the sauce should reduce down enough to coat the back of a spoon without dripping. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or your favorite veggies!