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Vegan & Gluten-free Orange Chicken

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings


  • Chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken tender or Vegan alternative such as tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg - replace with Just egg plant-based egg or egg replacer
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Vegetable oil- for pan frying
  • Sauce:
  • 1 orange - using for zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • Garnish:
  • Sesame seeds


  • Cut chicken or vegan substitute into 1 inch pieces.
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, corn starch, salt and pepper. Add in egg (or egg replacer), oil, water. Whisk until combined.
  • Add chicken to the mixture and coat. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • In a large to medium saucepan add 2 inches of vegetable oil, heat to 350 F and add marinated chicken, 10-15 pieces at a time to the oil and deep fry for 3 minutes turning half way for even cooking.
  • Remove from pan onto a paper towel lined plate and cover with foil to keep warm while you prepare the sauce.
  • Sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan add orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic and brown sugar. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low boil.
  • Mix in corn starch and water and stir until the sauce thickens. About 1-3 minutes.
  • Add in fried chicken and toss until evenly coated.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with this fried rice and these vegetable spring rolls.
  • ENJOY :)