ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken Recipe

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Made in the ActiFry fryer, this gluten-free take on classic orange chicken is tastier and healthier than the takeout version!
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ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken 

This Sesame Orange Chicken is better than from a takeaway. It's so succulent and the orange sauce is thick and coats and clings to the chicken. Using crushed Rice Krispies to coat the chicken is a clever, gluten-free trick for people who can't have breadcrumbs! What I especially love about this dish, is that it's cooked in the ActiFry Fryer so it's insanely healthier than the usual orange chicken recipes. Trust me, guys, you're going to love this recipe!

I had heard lots of things about air fryers like the Tefal ActiFry I used to make this recipe. People promised that using an air fryer would transform my cooking and my life, but I remained a bit skeptical. I'm unsure why I was skeptical, because all of my pots and pans are Tefal and I have many of Tefal's appliances and accessories. In my cooking, Tefal has long since been a trusted brand. Still, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from an air fryer, so I shied away from it. That was probably the worst decision I could make.

I'll say it straight out: this ActiFry is amazing. Hands down. Not only can you make perfect chips and fries, but you can make a ton of other tasty dishes, too! Like that Sesame Orange Chicken up there. I even used the ActiFry to make breakfast!

Here's why every cook needs an ActiFry: It's safer to use than traditional deep fat frying methods. It produces healthier results than traditional frying--the food isn't sodden with grease! It produces food that is light and tasty and crisp. The fryer is dead easy to use and even easier to clean and it's so versatile! 
This post is in association with Argos.

A plate of gluten-free sesame orange chicken from


For the chicken
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 cup gluten free  Rice Krispies cereal, crushed
1 1/2 cups rice flour
1 egg + 2 yolks, beaten
1 tbsp sesame oil
500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs

For the orange sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredless orange marmalade
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (juice of 2 1/2 large oranges)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic
3 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
3 tbsp corn flour (UK)/ cornstarch (US)
zest of half an orange

Recipe adapted from Club Narwhal.

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ActiFry Gluten-Free Sesame Orange Chicken Recipe
  1. Trim any excess fat from the chicken and dice into chunks.
  2. Put the rice flour in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the beaten egg in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix the Rice Krispies cereal with the sesame seeds and some salt in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in the flour, followed by the egg and then the cereal mix. Once thoroughly coated, place into the well of the ActiFry. Continue until all the chicken has been coated and placed in the fryer.
  6. Fill the ActiFry's oil scoop to the max line with sesame oil. Drizzle over the chicken and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining all the ingredients for the sauce, except for the corn flour in a large saucepan.
  8. Bring to the boil. 
  9. Make some rice while the sauce boils.
  10. Place the corn flour in a small bowl along with three tablespoons of the cooking sauce. Mix to form a paste.
  11. Pour this paste back into the sauce to thicken.
  12. Once thick, toss the cooked chicken in the sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve on a bed of rice with peas or your favorite green vegetables.

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  1. I just finished making this delightful concoction in my brand new actifry. I found the ratios a little out of whack. I used about twice the chicken, and had too much flour, but needed twice twice the egg and rice crisps. About half the coating came off in the frying process, but it was still crispy and delicious! I also found it to be a lot of sauce. Even with twice the chicken, I only used 2/3 of the sauce. It tastes great though!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Do you remove the agitator or leave it in and get the coating all over everything?


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