Orange & Almond Crumbed Chicken Bites with Sweet & Sour Orange sauce

Orange & Almond Crumbed Chicken Bites with Sweet & Sour Orange sauce

Gluten Free + Grain Free + Dairy Free (if not using butter) 

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It was Saturday night after probably the biggest two weeks I have had in a long time. I launched my new book, I moved into an office, I launched a new e-course oh and somewhere in there I got everyone to sport games, fed everybody and nursed the sick toddlers (and husbands) PHEW! Exhausted is an understatement.. I won’t lie I was relieved to have a cancelled soccer carnival this weekend to get to just doing nothing in particular… almost tempted to take the drive though those big yellow arches I decided instead to try a new recipe that’s been floating in my mind. Plus I had a certain little heper who wanted to get her hands dirty so I could hardly say no!

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What you need

Chicken

1kg of chicken diced into bite sized cubes

1 & 1/2  cups of almond meal

1 cup of shredded coconut *

2 tablespoons of fresh parsley finely chopped

1 tablespoon of orange zest

A good crunch of Salt & Pepper

2 eggs*

Oil for frying (I love butter but coconut oil or ghee would work well)

Sauce

1/2 cup of honey

1 tablespoon of orange zest

The juice from 1 orange

1 tablespoon of fresh chilli*

1 tablespoon of ginger

2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar

What to do

In a bowl mix together almond meal, coconut, parsley, orange zest and salt and pepper until well combined.

In a seperate bowl lightly whisk eggs.

Dip chicken pieces in egg and then almond meal mix and then set aside on a plate until all pieces are well coated.

Fry in batches on a medium heat and plae on papertowl to drain excess oil.

NOTE: We kept them in the oven to keep warm.

In a small food processor or bowl whis together sauce ingredients until well combined.

Serve with sweet potato chips and a fresh salad.. or whatever floats your boat!

**NOTE: You could use all shredded coconut with this, but I recommend using 1/4 cup of tapioca as well to help the batter be thicker.

NOTE**: You can omit the eggs completely, but they do help for a thicker batter.

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