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Chinese Chicken in a Chilli & Tangerine Sauce

  • Prep Time
    30 mins
  • Cook Time
    15 mins
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If you love Chinese dishes and hot, spicy food, than this chicken dish is for you!  It is not the usual Chinese Chicken dish since it uses tangerines, but that is exactly what makes it so special!  If you cannot handle chilli, just reduce the amount or omit.



    *For the tangerine zest, I removed all the white parts with a sharp knife, and then sliced the peel thinly and blended them in a coffee grinder.

    Step 1

    Whisk the eggwhite, a tbsp of sherry and a tbsp of cornstarch until combined. Place the chicken pieces in a freezer bag and pour the mix over the chicken, ensure that the pieces are covered, close the bag and place in the fridge to marinate for several hours or overnight.

    Step 2

    Combine the spring onions, ginger, garlic, tangerine and chilli flakes in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl combine half a cup of stock, soy sauce, the remaining sherry, vinegar, Sriracha, tomato paste and sugar and mix them well. Set aside.

    Step 3

    Remove the chicken from the marinade and preheat your wok. Discard the marinade. Add some oil and throw in the chicken, stir frying until it is nearly cooked. Remove from the wok and set aside.

    Step 4

    Add more oil to the wok and add the onion mix, stir frying for a few minutes. Add the chicken stock/soy sauce mix and cook for a few minutes till it starts to boil. Reduce the heat, put the chicken pieces back and cook for another 5 minutes, till chicken is cooked. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of stock to make a paste and add this to the chicken. The sauce should thicken and take on a glossy appearance.

    Step 5

    Sprinkle the top with some freshly sliced spring onions and serve with plain boiled rice.


    Hi, I'm Jacqui, creator of The Blender and Senza G. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2012 and since then, gluten free cooking has become a passion of mine. I just love food, experimenting and creating new gluten free recipes or re-inventing old favorite ones so I can still enjoy what I used to love before. Being Celiac makes cooking more challenging but with loads of patience, intensive research and a burning desire to learn more and more, living the Gluten Free lifestyle has become much much easier. My mission has been that gluten free food should taste good. Gluten Free does not mean taste free and I will keep on working to discover new ways of making it even better! ❤️

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