All the goodness of take out made in your own kitchen with a healthy spin. This Skinny Orange Chicken has tender bites of chicken bursting with sweet and tangy orange, ginger, and other Asian flavors and will leave you satisfied. Better than take out!
2 ½poundsboneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
¾cupTrim Healthy Mama baking blendfor substitution see notes
2teaspoonTruvia (or stevia based sweetener)
For the sauce
½cuplow sodium soy sauce
2garlic cloves, minced
1teaspoonfresh ginger, grated
2tbpsTruvia (or stevia based sweetener)
2tablespoontoasted sesame oil
3green onions, diced
½teaspoongluccomannansee recipe notes
Place the chicken in a 9x13 inch pan.
Mix the baking blend, salt, pepper and sweetener in a small bowl and sprinkle over the chicken. Stir to coat evenly.
Mix the suace ingredients except the gluccomannan in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Sprinkle in the gluccomannan while whisking to desired thickness.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the chicken pieces. You may need to cook it in batches to brown evenly. Cook the chicken approximately 10 minutes, or until done.
Add the sauce to the chicken and stir to coat. Serve over sliced cabbage.
You can substitute a gluten free high fiber baking blend in place of the Trim Healthy Mama blend. See the post for more info on that.Gluccomannan is a thickening agent that comes from the konjac root that is actually really good for you. Buy it at your health food store, or online. If you don't want to bother, cornstarch will substitute just fine, but you'll need more. If you do use cornstarch you'll need to make a slurry (mix with a little cold water) in order to thicken the sauce.Truvia is probably my favorite natural sweetener alternative. I'm very picky and have done my research. I'll use straight stevia or Truvia or one of the Trim Healthy Mama brand sweeteners. In my opinion Truvia is the easiest to use.