I was in the mood for something spicy last night. I was also in the mood for Chinese food. Buffalo wings are a no go, as is Chinese, so I looked around and made something happen. In my head I envisioned this as an orange chicken like from the restaurant, but without being able to add sweetener it didn’t work out. I still found it fabulous and devoured it, probably because it combined the hot from buffalo wings and the orange from Chinese into one original place.
Day 15 of my Whole30 didn’t involve much more than yet another trip over to Produce Junction. I should buy one and save myself a bunch of money, as often as I go. Good thing we live 10 minutes from one or gas would kill me. I restocked on all fruits. Last time I ran in I stocked up on veggies so we are still good with those.
Now that I am more than halfway through my whole30 it is time to start thinking about what parts I plan on keeping up with come October, and what I am going to go back to eating that is forbidden. We were basically paleo before, so there won’t be a dramatic change in diet, but I would like to bake again. Even though what I bake is paleo because I use all paleo ingredients, Whole30 forbids it to remove temptation. I assume it is for those who eat a “regular” diet then begin Whole30 but I abide by the rule anyway. I will still get a Starbucks on occasion, but my morning coffee might stay black. It isn’t so horrid anymore, we shall see. Alcohol will be back, not that I was a giant drinker before. I enjoyed a beer here and there or a drink with dinner when out. I will go back to that again!
- 1 pound chicken breasts
- juice from 2 oranges
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- preheat oven to 375F. lightly brush chicken with coconut oil and cook for 30 minutes until done.
- heat orange juice over low heat. add in pepper flakes, salt, ginger and black pepper. stir.
- bring orange juice to a simmer and add coconut flour to thicken the mix. once chicken is done in oven, rub the orange paste on the chicken before serving.