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Asian Orange Chicken Recipe


 Marinade Ingredients:

2 tbs tamari

1 tsp fresh grated ginger

1 tsp sesame oil

 Chicken and Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup water

5-7 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts – skin on

1/2 cup fresh-squeezed juice from oranges

1/4 cup raw honey

2 tbs tamari

1/3 c. rice vinegar

1 tbs orange zest

1/2 tsp grated ginger

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tbs arrow root powder whisked with a little water (just enough to make a slurry


  1. Make your maridnade with the 2 tbs tamari, 1 tsp grated ginger and 1 tsp sesame oil
  2. Season your chicken with salt and pepper
  3. Put the marinade in a large ziplock bag, add the chicken, coat well
  4. Marinade chicken 30 minutes in the refrigerator (or longer if you prefer)
  5. Next pan fry chicken pieces skin side down with 2-3 tbs of olive oil over medium- to medium-high heat until browned.  About 7-10 min
  6. Once browned, place chicken on a roasting rack or cookie sheet in the oven for about 30 min at 350.
  7. Check to make sure the chicken is cooked through thoroughly before removing from oven
  8. Let the chicken rest while you make your orange sauce
  9. In a frying pan over medium- to medium-high heat, combine water, orange juice, honey, rice vinegar, tamari, orange zest, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic
  10. Whisk in the pan, stirring frequently
  11. Bring sauce to a boil
  12. Whisk in arrow root mixture.
  13. Sauce should start to thicken. If it doesn’t, add a little more arrow root
  14. Reduce heat to simmer. The sauce should thicken even more as it cools
  15. Pour the orange sauce over the chicken
  16. Garnish with orange slices, sesame seeds or whatever you would like



Recipe and Photo from: Paleo Newbie