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Wednesday Wisdom: Fast Family Dinner – Orange Chicken

(gluten free) wednesday wisdom from frannycakes.com

Wednesday Wisdom is a series of posts with helpful ideas for getting started with being gluten-free, easy meal ideas and lifestyle thoughts from myself and my gluten-free friends. This week’s post is from Jen Cafferty from the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo.

When it comes to quick and easy dinners, one of my favorite things to make is stir-fry.  Asian stir-fry is already really easy to make and I have even simplified this chicken recipe more by using chicken nuggets.  I know that may sound gross, but the reality is that you are ultimately just frying some chicken with your vegetables and adding sauce, so why not start out with pre-fried chicken – the nuggets!

My favorite gluten-free asian sauces are by San-J.  They make a lot of wonderful sauces but my ultimate favorite is the Orange Sauce.  My husband finds it to be a little too sweet so we add a few splashes of sriracha chili sauce and it takes the sweetness away but still retains it’s orange flavor.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!  Jen
gluten free orange chicken stir fry from Jen Cafferty
Gluten Free Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Author: Jen Cafferty
  • 1 pound package chicken nuggets (we use Allergen Free Foods or Bell & Evans)
  • 1Tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup San-J orange sauce
  • a few splashes sriracha chile sauce (I like the bottle with the rooster on it)
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage (you can use a bag that was chopped for cole slaw)
  • 4 green onions, sliced (use the whites and greens)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, cut into small pieces (you might want to heat them in the microwave for a minute to soften them)
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • any other veggies you love
  • cooked white or brown rice
  1. Bake the chicken nuggets as suggested on the package. Once cooked, remove them from the oven and cut them into 1″ pieces.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil.
  3. Add the vegetables to the skillet and saute for about 5 minutes until they are heated through and reduced slightly. Once the veggies are cooked, add the to the pan.
  4. Pour the orange sauce over the mixture and add a splash or two of the chili sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve over white or brown rice or gluten-free noodles.

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