It’s been a few days since our last recipe post.
(okay 10 days)
Sometimes life gets in the way and you don’t want to take the time to photograph the meals that you cook.
(or you refer to your old recipes posted and make them over and over and over again)
Or you do take your pictures but never get around to blogging a new recipe.
(because secretly you LOVE to photograph your food)
Whatever the reason, it’s been a few…
The Paleo Orange Chicken is indeed paleo and the original recipe can be found over at Health Bent (which is quickly becoming one of our favorite go to paleo blogs). We added the rice because Tara is slow to give up the grainy goodness. We didn’t change up the recipe too much except we substituted garlic cloves for chili garlic sauce and added diced onions.
If you have any good paleo recipes you’d like us to try out send us an email (like right now!) to thehealthydynamicduo (at) gmail (dot) com. One of us doesn’t eat any kind of seafood so nix the swimming little beasts please…
Paleo Orange Chicken
- 1lb boneless chicken (cut into bite size pieces)
- 1 Onion diced
- 3 tbsp FoC (Fat of Choice) – We used spicy fat left over from previous recipe
- Orange Zest
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- Juice from 2 oranges (the orange-y the better)
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 3 tbsp soy sauce (we used wheat free to keep it paleo)
- Green onions for garnish
In pan cook onions and chicken (with your FoC) until onion is tender and chicken is cooked thoroughly. While cooking you can prepare the orange sauce goodness!
We have old fashioned glass juicer (oh la la)
In medium sauce pan, add orange juice, orange zest, ginger, soy sauce and garlic. Simmer to reduce while chicken is cooking.
Here comes the hard part! When the chicken is cooked and browned to perfection add to sauce reduction.
Yep, that’s it!
Garnish with green onions and get to eating!
– Side note: If you want to have more of an orange “coating” then reduce your sauce even more. This will also create more of a crispy coating on your chicken. We thought the reduction was perfect and loved the lightness of the orange.
It really was that quick and that easy to make and in our household nothing beats quick and easy (and delicious!)
~Now that’s good eatin’ folks!