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My husband loves orange chicken. You know the kind, fried and covered in a bright orange sauce. Full of gluten. So we created a gluten free version that tastes amazing. According to him, it’s better than take out. I’ve never had take out orange chicken but this stuff is amazing. As you know, I already cracked the code on gluten free fried shrimp and the secret to this recipe is no different.
Okay, it is different but it’s still Chex cereal. This time around, corn Chex.
A combination of gluten free flour (my favorite brand) and corn Chex ground up in a food processor, I love the Ninja, and an egg wash is all you need. Once you have enough “breading,” take a couple eggs and scramble them with a splash of milk.
To bread them, keep 1 hand for wet and 1 hand for dry and coat the cubes of chicken. If some chicken doesn’t get coated well enough – repeat the process of egg wash to breading. You can fry them up in about 1.5 inches of peanut oil. This is my my favorite strainer for getting the chicken out of the oil. It’s like a little wire basket. If you’ve ever been to an Asian restaurant, you’ve seen one. They’re amazing. For the orange sauce, I used San-J Gluten Free Orange Sauce. This brand is delicious. They have several varieties of gluten free sauces and I highly recommend it.
Gluten Free Fried Orange Chicken
- 1 pound chicken breast, cubed
- 2 cups corn Chex cereal
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- 2 eggs
- a splash of milk
- 1 bottle of San-J Gluten Free Orange Sauce
- Peanut oil for frying
- Rice for serving
- Blend cereal and flour in a food processor until smooth. Scramble eggs with milk in a separate bowl.
- Coat the chicken in the egg wash and the coat in the cereal breading.
- Fry in a pan of peanut oil until breading is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.
- Let chicken sit on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Serve over rice with as much or as little orange sauce as you like.
Have you ever tried to recreate Chinese food at home? What’s your favorite recipe?