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Low-Carb Orange Chicken

You’ll never miss Chinese takeout again!

This sticky-sweet low-carb orange chicken recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you up with body-healthy protein. It feels like you’re cheating—but you aren’t. This recipe will keep you perfectly within your macros; even though it tastes so incredible, you’ll swear it’s made with sugar.

Low-Carb Orange Chicken Tips

This is the perfect recipe to use with your meal prep. Store leftover low-carb orange chicken in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Serve it over some cauliflower rice or on top of your favorite zucchini noodles. If you are in a rush, make a fried rice bowl. Just add some cauliflower rice to a bowl, top with your orange chicken and sprinkle some chopped green onions on top. It’s tasty and quick.

Ingredients

There are two parts to this low-carb orange chicken recipe—the chicken and the sugar-free sauce.

Chicken Bites

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ c. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black pepper

Sugar-Free Orange Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ c. water
  • 2 tsp. Sesame oil
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. fresh ginger paste
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • ⅔ c. monkfruit sweetener
  • ½ c. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Orange extract
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ tsp. Xanthan gum

Garnish

  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions

STEP 1: Whisk 2 eggs in a large bowl, then add baking powder, salt, and pepper, and stir.

STEP 2: Add chicken to bowl and mix until fully coated with egg mixture.

STEP 3: Spread coated chicken in single layer on baking pan; bake at 400 degrees for 20-24 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

STEP 4: While chicken is cooking, whisk together in a medium saucepan over medium heat all ingredients for the sauce except xanthan gum until sauce is simmering. Add ½ tsp. xanthan gum to sauce and mix until thickened. This will take a few minutes.

STEP 5: Remove chicken from oven; coat the cooked chicken with orange sauce & garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and serve with our Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice!

Low-Carb Orange Chicken

This sticky-sweet low-carb orange chicken is the perfect takeout alterntaive.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: low-carb orange chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Baking Pan
  • Medium Saucepan

Ingredients
  

Chicken Bites

  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Sugar-Free Orange Sauce

  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2/3 cup Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Orange Extract
  • zest of one Orange
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum

Instructions

  • Whisk 2 eggs in a large bowl, then add baking powder, salt, and pepper, and stir.
  • Add chicken to bowl and mix until fully coated with egg mixture.
  • Spread coated chicken in single layer on baking pan; bake at 400 degrees for 20-24 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  • While chicken is cooking, whisk together in a medium saucepan over medium heat all ingredients for the sauce except xanthan gum until sauce is simmering. Add ½ tsp. xanthan gum to sauce and mix until thickened. This will take a few minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven; coat the cooked chicken with orange sauce & garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and serve with our Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice!

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 42gFat: 8.5gFiber: 1g

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