Crispy Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken Tenders

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By: Caitlin Greene

Are you craving Chinese? I have just the recipe for you! I present to you Chinese-style chicken and flavors with better-for-you ingredients than your take-out order. Using honey and orange juice, both refined-free alternatives to sugar, this recipe is a healthier version of Orange Chinese Chicken with a sauce and chicken batter that is paleo-friendly and grain-free.

Serve it with cauliflower rice to keep it paleo, but I’m on a jasmine rice kick right now, so I went with the real deal. To prepare it vegan, use maple syrup, tofu, and replace the egg with non-dairy milk. Whether you choose to use noodles or cauliflower rice instead, this meal is delicious and easy.

What You'll Need For This Recipe:
1 pound chicken tenders
1/2 cup water
½ cup tapioca flour
1 egg, whisked
Oil spray
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

Flavors and Spices-
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons honey
Sriracha to taste
1 teaspoon orange zest
¼ teaspoon salt
A few dashes of pepper

Yield: 4-6

Crispy Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken Tenders

Crispy Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken Tenders

Are you craving Chinese? I have just the recipe for you! Caitlin Greene brings you Chinese-style chicken and flavors with better-for-you ingredients than your take-out order. Using honey and orange juice, both refined-free alternatives to sugar, this recipe is a healthier version of Orange Chinese Chicken with a sauce and chicken batter that is paleo-friendly and grain-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut amino
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Sriracha to taste
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • A few dashes of pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Oil spray

Instructions

    1. Add the orange juice, lime juice, coconut aminos, garlic powder, ginger, tapioca flour, sesame oil, water, honey, and sriracha to a blender.
    2. Blend for 30 seconds, and then add to a medium saucepan.
    3. Add the orange zest and heat over medium-low until thickened, about 10-12 minutes--stirring occasionally.
    4. While the sauce is cooking, prep the chicken.
    5. In a small bowl, mix together the tapioca flour with salt and pepper.
    6. Dip the chicken tenders in the whisked egg, then dip in the flour mixture.
    7. Spray the chicken generously with oil, then air fry in a preheated air fryer on 400 for 5-6 minutes per side (or bake on 400 for 15-20 minutes in a conventional oven--flipping halfway).
    8. Toss the chicken with sauce and serve with veggies/rice/scallions/sesame seeds.
    9. Enjoy!
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