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Orange Chicken Recipe * Food & Drink




Look for something to make for dinner tonight? If you like to order orange chicken from Panda Express or your favorite chinese take-out restaurant you will love our simple delicious orange chicken recipe. Enjoy!


Asian Orange Chicken Recipe
serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh ginger root
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice from half a large orange
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sesame seed oil
  • 1 cup of cornstarch (for coating chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper





Prepare

Sauce- In a small glass bowl mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water, orange juice, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Set aside.

Seasonings- Peel and mince ginger. Peel, crush and chop garlic. Chop green onions. Set aside.

Chicken- In a medium bowl add 1 cup of cornstarch, salt and pepper then mix together. In a small bowl whisk eggs. Chop chicken into bite size pieces. In large wok pour 1/2 cup of sesame seed oil. Heat on medium high flame. When oil is ready dip chicken pieces into the egg mixture then coat with cornstarch mixture. Place one piece at a time in the hot oil. (test with a small drop of egg. the egg will sizzle.) Cook until golden brown (2-3 minutes) then turn using tongs.  Cook the other side until golden brown. Once cooked set aside. 

Bring it all together- Allow wok to cool down then clean by wiping out the wok. Add 1/4 cup of sesame seed oil to the bottom of the wok. Heat on medium high flame for about 30 seconds. Add seasonings: ginger, garlic, green onions and crushed red pepper. Saute for 1 minute. Add sauce to the wok. Bring to a boil. Boil of 2 minutes. Turn off heat and then place chicken into the wok. Toss the chicken using tongs and coat the chicken in sauce. Serve with jasmine rice and a suggested side of stir-fried broccoli.