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A plate of rice, covered with gluten-free spicy orange chicken: Chunks of battered and deep fried chicken coated in a glossy orange sauce, garnished with sliced green onions.
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5 from 9 votes

Gluten-Free Spicy Orange Chicken

This Spicy Orange Chicken is gluten-free, but you'd never know it. Great for the whole family - GF or not!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten-free
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 481kcal
Author: admin

Ingredients

  • Oil for deep frying – we used vegetable oil

Batter

  • 1 ¼ Cup Garbanzo / Chickpea Flour
  • ¼ Cup White Rice Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Water

Sauce

  • 2 Oranges, Juice and Zest of
  • 2 tablespoon Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1+ teaspoon Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • 2 teaspoon Corn Starch

Chicken

  • 3 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ Cup Garbanzo / Chickpea Flour

Instructions

  • Start heating your oil to 375F – you’ll want at least 2-3″ of oil in your pot or deep fryer.

Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk all sauce ingredients together until smooth. Heat over medium, simmer until it thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat, set aside while you prepare the chicken.

Chicken

  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, and vegetable oil. Add water, stir well to form a thick batter.
    Allow batter to sit for 5 minutes or so, to soften the bean flour.
  • Toss chicken chunks with additional garbanzo flour, then dredge in the batter.
  • Carefully transfer a few battered chicken pieces to the preheated oil. Fry for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Use a slotted metal spoon to transfer fried chicken to paper towels.

To Serve

  • Once all chicken is fried, toss with spicy orange sauce, serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg