Last night I needed to make dinner quick. I remembered that I had picked up some San-J gluten free orange sauce from the local Save-Mart. I knew this would come in handy when I bought it, so I threw a quick dinner together using my new sauce. The hubby said the sauce is pretty acidic because there is a lot of vinegar in it. So to balance that out I added in sugar until it wasnt so overwhelming.
I didnt follow a recipe for this because its such an easy dish to throw together when you need something last minute. Of course the sauce helps when its pre-made and all you have to do is open and pour it in. Last week I made teriyaki chicken using the San-J Teriyaki sauce and even my mom gave it two thumbs up. (She doesnt eat gluten free anything!) I love all the San-J products and cant recommend them enough. I am all about time saving in the kitchen!
Here is the recipe I created on the fly:
|Orange Broccoli Chicken||
- 1 large chicken breast
- 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup millet flour
- 2 eggs
- 2-4 tablespoons San-J Orange Sauce
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- salt & pepper to taste
- pinch red pepper flakes
- garlic seasoning to taste
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- Boil water for broccoli. Once ready, add broccoli florets and cook until tender, then remove and strain.
- Meanwhile, cut up chicken into medium chunks. Throw in a ziplock back and add salt, garlic seasoning, pepper and about 3 tablespoons millet flour. It should be enough to barely just cover the chicken and dust the pieces. You don’t want it to be thick yet.
- Then in a little pie dish or 8×8 glass dish, dump out the chicken pieces and spread them apart. Crack 2 eggs on top of the chicken pieces and mix the chicken and eggs together. Now add about 1/4 cup of the millet flour by slowly mixing it into the chicken and egg mixture. Note: This will be very thick and will have extra batter.
- We like our chicken extra breaded! If you want to add more millet, go ahead.
- In a large frying pan on Medium-High heat, add your olive oil. Make sure its good and hot, and then drop the chicken pieces evening throughout the pan so they aren’t layering each other. Turn and rotate the pieces evenly so that all sides are golden brown. Chicken should be finished cooking anywhere from 5-8 minutes or even sooner depending on how hot your pan is.
- Remove chicken and add to glass mixing bowl. Make sure to keep seasoning with salt along the way. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of the orange sauce, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. This is where we added the two tablespoons sugar. Mix the chicken and sauce together.
- Right before serving mix the broccoli and chicken together and serve over rice or by itself! Have extra salt and sugar on hand to balance things out.
Recipe Alternatives: Saute up some red bell pepper strips and serve with broccoli. Add sesame seeds to flour mixture or sauce mixture. Serve over brown rice, white rice, or noodles. Serve sauteed cabbage with this dish. Add in pineapple!