Friday, January 20, 2012

Dairy and Gluten Free Orange Chicken

  Ok ok ok, first of all I actually used turkey breast, but "Orange Turkey" is probably not going to get anyone excited. These are not as crunchy as Panda Express' but they taste very similar and were relatively easy. It did make quite a few dishes to clean up though, but well worth it!

Dairy and Gluten Free Orange Chicken

1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 1/4 cup orange juice
zest of one orange
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup GF soy sauce
2/3 cup sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Everything else:
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless turkey breast
2 Tbl cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Egg replacer for 2 egg whites (directions on packge)
2 cups cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups olive oil

Optional: Sesame seeds and chopped scallions (for garnish), 3 cups cooked brown rice.

 Add all of the marinade ingredients to a medium saucepan and stir with a whisk until blended. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the marinade to a large ziploc bag and add the turkey to the bag. Marinate the turkey in the refrigerator for about an hour.

 In a shallow bowl whisk the egg replacer until foamy. In a second shallow bowl combine 2 cups cornstarch, salt, and cayenne seasoning. Take the turkey out of the refrigerator and discard the marinade. (I cut the turkey up into 1 inch peices a this point but you could leave them whole) Dredge in the egg replacer and then the cornstarch and set aside on a plate.

  Meanwhile, heat up the rest of the unused marinade (which should be still in the saucepan) on the stove and bring to a simmer. This will become the sauce. Blend 2 Tbl cornstarch and cold water together and add to the sauce. Simmer for at least one full minute until the starch dissolves and becomes clear. Then remove from heat.

 Heat oil in a large skillet. Fry the turkey about 3 minutes and then flip over and fry about 3 minutes more. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your skillet, as you don't want the turkey pieces to touch each other (they will stick together). Once cooked, blot on a paper towel.

 Serve with brown rice and drizzle sweet orange sauce on top.

Serves 4

I forgot to take a picture, dang it! It was beautiful though, I promise. However, my stove top afterward was not so pretty. :/

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