Monday, August 20, 2012

Paleo Orange Chicken

I am sure everyone craves some Chinese food from time to time. Here is an easy recipe for anyone to follow that satisfies your craving without all of that crazy madness most take-out places and restaurants add that haunt your dish and add that unwanted weight you have been working your butt off at bootcamp!  Try this one out and let us know what you think.... 

                  1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces)
                  3 T fat (coconut oil works well here)
                  juice of 2 oranges*
                  zest from 1 orange
                  1 t fresh ginger
                  3 T coconut aminos or wheat-free soy sauce
                  1 t chili garlic sauce or sriracha
                  3 green onions, chopped


Step One: In a medium size sauce pot, add the orange juice, zest, ginger, coconut aminos and chili garlic sauce or sriracha. Set over medium heat and let simmer to reduce and thicken while the chicken cooks.

Step Two: In a saute pan, heat 3 T of the coconut oil (or olive oil), over medium high heat. Add the chopped chicken thighs and cook until a nice brown crust has developed on the chicken pieces, about 6 minutes.

Step Three: Add the chicken to the sauce pot and stir to coat with the orange sauce.

Serve topped with sliced green onions or chopped white onions ( We forgot to pick up my green onions at the store.. Grrrr!). We are also going to add a chopped jalapeno because we like the extra spiciness in our dinners.

*** Note: Taste your oranges. If they don’t taste orange-y enough, then neither will your meal. Use tangerines if you need to, or add a little bit of Stevia to sweeten up the chicken for the orange-y flavor!

As our side, we lightly sauteed some peppers (red and green) with the other half of the bunch of asparagus I bought the other day and a zucchini. All was sauteed in a tablespoon of olive oil.

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