I kind of want to hurt that guy for bringing up the idea of orange chicken to me in the first place. Here I was all set to have a nice healthy salad for lunch and now all I can think about is orange chicken. And so with some disappointment and resentment I eat a salad. And a gelato. And…well… never mind.
If you, like me, miss the taste of orange chicken at the mall you will be happy to know that you can make a much healthier grilled version very easily with the help of some honey and gluten-free Orange Sauce from San-J. With a little forethought, I can have this recipe mostly prepared and waiting in the fridge for me when I return from shopping and finish my mall experience at home.
Now if I could just get Nordstrom to open up a shoe store in my living room…
Gluten Free Grilled Orange Chicken Recipe
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
½ cup San-J Orange Sauce
½ cup honey
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Cut chicken into 1½ inch pieces. Combine the San-J Orange Sauce and honey and put half in a medium mixing bowl, reserve the rest for later. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to combine. Let chicken marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature or for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. If you are marinating in the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling. If using wooden skewers, soak 4 in water for 20 minutes. Pre-heat the grill to moderately high heat (450 degrees on a gas grill).
Divide chicken pieces onto 4 skewers allowing the chicken to touch but do not cram together. Brush grates of grill with oil.
Grill for 4 minutes with the lid to barbeque closed. Turn skewers over and grill another 4 minutes covered. Brush the reserved sauce onto the chicken and cook for another 2 minutes, turning several times, or until the chicken is cooked through but still juicy. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
A gluten free recipe that serves 4.
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