When you’re in the mood for Chinese Food, but you are trying to eat better. This easy low carb orange chicken is a dinner recipe that’s sure to please your tastebuds! Top it with some sesame seeds and you have the perfect meal! Use plain pork rind crumbs with coconut flour for the crispy coating.
3 lbs chicken breast
2 cup Pork Rinds
1 cup Coconut flour
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
Coconut Oil (For Cooking)
For the Sauce:
2 medium orange
4 cloves garlic, peeled
3 inch fresh ginger, peeled
4 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener
Combine the pork rinds, coconut flour, and black pepper in a blender or food processor and pulse until it has made a fine powder. Shake this mix out into a medium bowl.
Pat your chicken breasts dry and then cut them into small cubes about ½ inch pieces. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
Make the sauce: Heat a small sauce pot over medium high heat. Add coconut oil and erythritol to the small sauce pot and stir to combine.
Using a zester, zest the whole orange (should be about 2-3 tablespoon), and mince the garlic cloves and grate the ginger into a small bowl and set aside. Cut the orange in half.
Once the sweetener has dissolved, lower the heat to medium and add in the orange zest mix, then squeeze half the orange juice into the sauce pot as well. Stir well and let it come to a simmer, let it simmer while you finish cooking the chicken. Stir it occasionally. Once it is thick and glaze-like remove it from the heat.
Add oil for frying into the large skillet, about 2 tablespoons. Toss a handful of chicken cubes in the pork rind mix, shake off excess and add then into the skillet. Make sure the pieces aren’t crowding the skillet, you will have to cook them in batches. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned then use tongs to turn them over and cook another 3 minutes, until amber brown.
Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. Add in the next batch of chicken and repeat until all of the chicken is done.
Transfer the chicken to a serving platter or bowl. Pour the orange glaze all over it, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired and enjoy!