I never thought I’d be making a grain-free, gluten-free, SCD orange sesame chicken using simple, nutritious ingredients including oranges, honey, chicken thighs, and tomato paste.
There was a time in my life when I subsisted on New York City Chinese takeout, late at night after work and a workout. My favorite dish was orange chicken, lightly floured and fried, and then bathed in a syrupy sweet and tangy orange sauce. I doubt I need to describe it any further—I have a feeling you know which dish I’m referring to, especially if you’ve ever ordered Chinese takeout in America.
There’s also the timeless tradition of having Chinese food during the end-of-year holidays. Here’s a great summary of the Chinese-on-Christmas tradition.
This is the slow-cook version of orange sesame chicken, and I posted the fast-cook version as well. I use an InstantPot, but any slow-cooker will work.
I love eating this dish with steamed vegetables—snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots or any other favorites. It’s great on rice if you eat gluten-free grains, or try the simple stovetop cauliflower rice recipe for grain-free white “rice”.