Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chinese Orange Chicken

Low Carb Chinese Orange Chicken

I have been working on this recipe idea for awhile. I had gotten the idea for it from a viewer of mine, and my first attempt while tasty just wanted orangey-enough, and it certainly didn’t click or stick to the chicken like a rich Chinese sauce should.  I played around with the amount of Xanthan gum and also included a new ingredient for me — fresh orange peel.  I shaved off the outer edge of the orange to get one heaping tsp of shredded peel.  I also wanted to make sure I had an Induction Friendly recipe variant of the recipe as well before I released it.

The chicken strips sans the orange sauce also make delicious meal too.  I was almost tempted to make two separate videos because the chicken strips are that good, but I’ll likely just refer to this one in the future.  Note: if you aren’t a big fan of spicy foods, you might want to back off the Crushed Red Pepper amount.  My kids said, “your viewers must like spicy foods,” and the real answer is I just like being able to taste my foods finally after years of eating commercially prepared sauces, which were bland and subject to seeking mass appeal.

I hope you guys like this original creation.

3 Large Chicken Breasts, cut into small pieces
2 eggs
1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup Splendid Baking Mix
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1 can Diet Orange Soda (sweetened with Splenda)
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp Orange Peel, shredded

Serving Size: (makes 5-6 servings)
469 Calories, 25g Fat, 3g Carbs, 55g Protein

1 comment to Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Chinese Orange Chicken

  • Interesting. I’ve been on a big noodle high lately, I have no idea why – I just got totally addicted to noodles!! Is that even possible? I’ve already tried nearly half of all the noodle recipe at this site ! Crazy huh. I should probably stop soon, I dont think eating noodles every day is a little unhealthy perhaps…


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