Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chinese Orange Chicken

This may not be truly authentic, but it sure tastes great!  I have tried almost every kind of orange chicken at the stores, the kinds in the bags, and can't stand any of them.  So I decided to make it myself, way better!  Almost anything homemade tastes better than that store bought stuff.  The orange and lemon juice really make this recipe stand out.  It is fast and easy to put together, you will have dinner done in a snap!

Chicken-
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-1/2” cubes)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 eggs (beaten)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Oil (for frying)

Orange Sauce-
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest (grated)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger root (minced)
1/2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons green onion (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water


1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture and shake in flour mixture to coat. Deep fry chicken in batches at 375°F in a deep fryer (or use a wok) until completely cooked.


2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil.

3. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired add red pepper flakes and garnish with green onions.  Serve with some rice and a salad and enjoy.
 
Recipe found at Blog Chef.

10 comments:

Aisha Jameel said...

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Anonymous said...

I just made this... it's very yummy!!!! :)

Mary said...

I just made this, and it was a big hit! I halved the sugar because we ran out, but I added more orange juice and it was still really sweet. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Should probably wrote that this recipe was a copy from here:
http://blogchef.net/orange-chicken-recipe/

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Cheri Witmer said...

I did link to that blog at the end of my post :) I always try to link to where I find these wonderful recepies! And if I have used someone elses photo I mention that as well at the end of the post.

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