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Original Orange Chicken Recipe

Dinner or lunch will be extra-special with this original orange chicken dish! Coated bite-sized chicken cubes are fried in a sweet and spicy glaze. Complete your meal and serve with rice and hearty mixed veggies.

Ingredients:

• 2 lbs chicken thighs (chopped into bite-sized cubes)
• 1 tsp sesame oil
• some oil (for deep frying)

Batter:

• 1 tbsp salt
• 1 tsp white pepper
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 3 cups flour
• 1 egg
• 1.5 cups water
• 2 tbsp oil

Glaze:

• 1 tsp vegetable oil
• 1/4 tsp chili flakes
• 1/2 tsp ginger (minced)
• 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup vinegar
• 2 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tbsp cornstarch slurry

Instructions:

Batter:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add salt, white pepper, cornstarch and flour.
Whisk to combine.
Add egg.
Gradually add water while whisking the mixture.
Add oil, then whisk until the batter is smooth.

Add the chopped chicken thighs into the batter.
Toss to coat well.
Cover the bowl with clingfilm.
Put it in the fridge and let it chill for 30 minutes.
Once done, deep fry the coated chicken cubes until golden brown.
Once fried, transfer to a plate and let it cool.

Glaze:

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Add vegetable oil and heat it.
Add chili flakes, minced ginger and minced garlic.
Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add sugar and brown sugar.
Stir to combine.
Pour orange juice.
Stir and let it simmer.
Once it simmers, add vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch slurry.
Stir until the glaze thickens.
Add the chicken cubes into the glaze.
Stir to coat well.
Drizzle some sesame oil.
Stir well.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Original Orange Chicken Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sa9nYKiYg0

6 Delicious Low Calorie / High Protein Air Fryer Recipes!

Learn how to cook using your air fryer with these six delicious air fryer recipes. You can cook fresh meals or re-heat prepped meals in the air fryer. Here are six yummy and healthy recipes you can try at home!

1. Ground Beef Burger with Egg Muffin

Ingredients:

• 16 oz of 96/4 lean ground beef
• sea salt to taste
• garlic powder to taste
• 1 large egg
• salt and pepper to taste
• English muffin
• 14 grams light Mexican cheese

Instructions:

Season 16 oz of lean ground beef with sea salt and garlic powder.
Mix well to combine.
Divide into four portions.
Shape into balls, then flatten to make a patty.
Set aside.

Prepare an egg ring and line it with foil.
Lightly grease with oil.
Crack open a large egg into it.
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
Set aside.

Slice an English muffin in half.
Lightly spray with oil or butter.
Set aside.

Lightly grease air fryer with oil.
Place the patty and egg ring in the air fryer.
Air fry for 4 minutes at 350 F.
After 4 minutes, add the English muffin slices.
Put some light Mexican cheese on one half of the English muffin.
Air fry for 4 minutes at 350 F.
Once done, assemble the muffin.
Enjoy!

2. Ground Beef Cone Dippers

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup 96/4 lean ground beef
• 28 grams light shredded cheese
• 3 flour tortilla
• 1-2 egg whites

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, add lean ground beef.
Add light shredded cheese.
Mix well to combine.

Cut the flour tortillas in half.
Brush the edges with egg whites.
Form each tortilla half into cones.
Fill each cone with the beef and cheese mixture.
Place the cones into a lightly greased air fryer.
Air fry for 4 minutes at 350 F.
Once done, transfer to a plate and let it cool.
Serve with mayo or sweet chili dip.
Enjoy!

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Ingredients:

• 25 grams all-purpose flour
• 25 grams whey/casein blend vanilla protein powder
• 18 grams PB party protein cookie butter powder
• 8 grams coconut flour
• 3 grams zero cal sweetener
• 3 grams baking soda
• 40 grams unsweetened apple sauce
• 40 grams plain non-fat greek yogurt
• 1 large egg
• 15 grams mini chocolate chips
• favorite ice cream flavor (optional for toppings)

Instructions:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour, whey/casein blend vanilla protein powder and PB party protein cookie butter powder.
Add coconut flour, zero cal sweetener and baking soda.
Mix until well combined.
Add unsweetened apple sauce, plain non-fat Greek yogurt and a large egg.
Mix until well combined.
Place inside the freezer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove from the freezer.
Add mini chocolate chips.
Mix to combine.
Transfer to a lightly greased 6.5 inches cast iron skillet.
Spread evenly.
Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top.
Put inside the air fryer.
Air fry for 8 minutes at 250 F.
Once done, remove it from the air fryer.
Top it off with a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor.
Enjoy!

4. Potato Chips and Salmon

Ingredients:

• 200 grams white Russett potatoes (unpeeled and sliced thinly)
• sea salt to taste
• 2 meal prepped salmon fillets
• leftover vegetables

Instructions:

Lightly grease air fryer.
Add a single layer of thin potato slices.
Lightly grease top of the potato slices.
Sprinkle sea salt to taste.
Air fry for 5 minutes at 400 F.
Once done, add two meal prep salmon fillets.
Add leftover vegetables you have.
Spray with some oil.
Air fry for 5 minutes at 400 F.
Once done, transfer to a plate.
Serve with hot sauce or any sauce of your choice.
Enjoy!

5. Protein Toaster Waffles

Ingredients:

• 120 grams pancake mix
• 60 grams whey/casein blend vanilla protein powder
• 30 grams PB party protein cookie butter powder
• 24 grams coconut flour
• 8 grams zero cal sweetener
• 8 grams baking powder
• 150 grams egg whites
• unsweetened vanilla almond milk as needed for the consistency
• some maple syrup (for garnishing)

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, add pancake mix.
Add whey blend vanilla protein powder.
Add PB party protein cookie butter powder and coconut flour.
Add zero cal sweetener and baking powder.
Mix until well combined.
Add egg whites.
Mix until well combined.
Add unsweetened vanilla almond milk as needed for consistency.
Mix well until smooth.
Cook the pancake batter into mini waffle makers.
It should make 12 mini waffles.
Let them cool.
Once cooled down, put the waffles inside a zip lock bag.
Place in the freezer until frozen.
Lightly grease the air fryer.
Add a single layer of frozen waffles in the air fryer.
Lightly spray with oil the waffles.
Air fry for 4 minutes at 350 F.
Repeat with the remaining mini waffles.
Once done, transfer to a plate.
Drizzle with maple syrup or honey.
Serve and enjoy!

6. Meal Prepped Chicken With Mixed Veggies And Pizza

Ingredients:

• frozen mixed vegetables
• sea salt to taste
• meal prepped chicken breast
• leftover pizza slices (optional if you have leftovers)

Instructions:

Slice meal prepped chicken breast and set aside.

Lightly grease air fryer.
Add frozen mixed vegetables.
Lightly grease again top of the vegetables.
Sprinkle sea salt to taste.
Air fry for 10 minutes at 400 F.
Once done, add meal prepped chicken breast slices and leftover pizza.
Lightly spray with oil.
Air fry for 4 minutes at 400 F.
Once done, transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

6 Delicious Low Calorie - High Protein Air Fryer Recipes!
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQemGbRO_bw

Homemade Fresh Pasta

Flour and a splash of water are all you need to make a homemade fresh pasta which you can use for any pasta dish you want! You can use this fresh homemade pasta for your carbonara, spaghetti, pesto pasta or fettuccine alfredo recipe.

Ingredients:

• 1/2 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
• a splash of water

Instructions:

Set a large pot of water over medium-high heat.
Let it boil.

Meanwhile, prepare the pasta.

In a mixing bowl, add a cup of all-purpose flour.
Add a splash of water.
Mix using a spoon until it becomes a small dough.
Add some flour if the dough is still sticky.
Transfer to a flat work surface.
Roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
Once the dough is thin enough, sprinkle some flour on top of it.
Fold up the dough.
Cut to slices of half a centimeter thin.
Shake the pieces to release extra flour.
Add to the pot of boiling water.
Once done, drain the water and cook the pasta in any recipe you want.
Enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

This homemade fresh pasta is good for one serving. Adjust the measurement of the flour according to the amount desired.

To make a carbonara dish using this homemade fresh pasta, add cooked bacon bits and creamy white sauce to your freshly cooked pasta. Top it off with grated parmesan cheese.

Homemade Fresh Pasta
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z-WKvuYp6s