Thursday, February 2, 2012

Real Orange Orange Chicken

The other day I went to lunch with my father in law, he took me to my husbands favorite Chinese place. Only thing husband was at school and sad :( to hear we didn't have any leftovers for him. So to please his sudden desire for Chinese food. I looked up many recipes for Chinese orange chicken and ended up making up my own.
And let me tell you it is AMAZING!! 
The Secret FRESH oranges! 

What you need
For chicken
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast sliced into thin strips
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons water
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup corn startch 
1 cup flour 
oil (for frying)

For Orange Sauce 
1 teaspoon minced garlic 
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 Tablespoons soy sauce 
1/3 cup sugar
Juice and zest from 2-3 oranges 
1 Tablespoon white vinegar or rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Heat oil in pan about 1 inch to about 375 degrees.
Whisk egg and water in a bowl.
Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper together in a dipping dish.
Take chicken strips and dip in egg mixture then into flour coating chicken strips then place in hot oil. 
Cook in small batches for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Till crispy and slightly golden brown.
Let chicken rest on a paper towel to drain oil.

How to make the sauce
Mix together all sauce ingredients in a sauce pan till combined and heat till just bubbly.
Place chicken in a dish or pan and pour sauce over and stir to coat the chicken.
Serve over rice.
Makes about 4-6 portions.

1 comment:

  1. Lacy, we tried your Orange Chicken recipe a few nights ago and it was really yummy!!! Thanks for sharing! :)