The Improv Kitchen: Gluten Free Asian Orange Chicken Tenders

Gluten Free Orange Chicken Tenders

My daughter loves orange chicken. However, traditional orange chicken is breaded in wheat flour and the sauce contains soy. I modified my old recipe and came up with gluten and soy free orange chicken tenders. They were quite delicious despite not having coconut aminos as a soy sauce replacement.
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Yield: 2-3 servings
Serving size: 1-2 chicken tenders

  • chicken tenders
  • 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
Cooking Directions
  1. Brown chicken in coconut or olive oil over medium heat.
  2. While chicken is browning, combine spices, honey, 1 cup water, and orange juice. Mix until honey is dissolved.
  3. Pour over chicken, bring to boil, then simmer for 15 miutes.
  4. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water (more if needed), pour into sauce and stir until thickened.
  5. Serve with steamed rice or paleo alternative and steamed veggies.