KETO ORANGE CHICKEN

5.8g

By Carine

www.sweetashoney.co

KETO

GLUTEN-FREE

net carbs

4.82 - 79 votes

PALEO

DID YOU KNOW?

ORANGE CHICKEN

Is actually a North American dish, that does have Chinese origins. More specifically its roots can be traced to the Hunan region. 

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN – 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs  – 2/3 cup Coconut flour – 1/2 teaspoon Salt – 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper – 2 large Eggs – 1/4 cup Heavy Cream  KETO ORANGE SAUCE – 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice  – 3 tablespoons Orange zest – 2 tablespoons Low-carb Soy Sauce – 1/4 cup White vinegar – 1/4 cup Water – 1/4 cup Erythritol  – 3 large garlic cloves – 1/4 teaspoon Ginger – 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum TO FRY THE CHICKEN – 1/4 cup Avocado oil

Cut Chicken

– Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. In a medium bowl, mix the coconut flour, salt, pepper. Set aside. – In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and heavy cream. Set aside.

1

Dip Chicken in Egg

Using a fork, dip a piece of chicken into the egg mixture (gently shake it to drain the extra egg)

2

Dip in Coconut

Dip into the coconut flour on both sides to coat the chicken piece evenly.

3

Set Aside

Set aside the coated chicken pieces onto a rack, and repeat the previous step until all chicken pieces have been coated with the egg/flour mixture.

4

Fry Chicken

– In a medium saucepan, add 2 inches (5 cm) of avocado oil and bring to high heat, 375°F (180°C). – Add the marinated chicken cubes to the frying pan, about 10 pieces simultaneously, and deep fry for 2-3 minutes until golden. 

5

Set Aside

6

– Reserve the fried chicken onto the plate covered with absorbent paper. – Cover plate with foil to keep the chicken warm while you make the sauce

Prepare Orange Sauce

7

In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, low-carb soy sauce, white vinegar, erythritol, water, ginger, and crushed garlic. Boil the sauce, then gently simmer for 2 minutes to reduce.

Thicken the sauce

8

Sprinkle xanthan gum all over the saucepan and constantly whisk until the sauce thickens and coats the whisk. This can take 1-2 minutes. If it's not sticky enough to your liking, add an extra sprinkle of 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum.

Combine with Chicken

9

– Remove the saucepan from heat when the sauce is thick and sticky. – Add the fried chicken into the sauce and toss until the sauce coats it thoroughly.

Serve

9

Serve with cauliflower rice, sesame seeds, and green onion.

NET CARBS FAT PROTEIN

6 grams

19.4 grams

19.6 grams

SERVINGS

TIME

Serving: About 3 oz Chicken Makes 6 Servings

Prep: 15 Minutes Cook: 20 Minutes

Enjoy!

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