Orange Chicken

Cooking for Families

Children and parents love Chinese food so it’s fun to make it for them to have at home. If your employers only want you to use breast meat the Orange Chicken will taste great. But, dark chicken meat is even more flavorful. Serve it with Jasmine rice or fried rice. Don’t forget to shop my kitchen essentials at my storefront!

You Will Need:

2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken, Chopped into Bite-Sized Pieces
1 Egg
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
White Paper
Oil, For Frying
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Flour

For Orange Sauce:
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Orange, Zest
1 Tablespoon Oil
2 Tablespoons Ginger Root, Minced
2 Teaspoons Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Red Chili Pepper Flakes
1/2 Cup Green Onion, Chopped
2 Tablespoons Rice Wine
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil

What to Do:

1. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, stir egg, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well, set aside.

3. In another medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the cornstarch and the flour.

4. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.

5. Dip chicken pieces into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

6. Add chicken to wok in small batches and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t overcook the chicken.

7. Remove chicken from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.

8. For the sauce: In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, and orange zest. Set aside.

9. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.

10. Add 1 tablespoon oil, the ginger root, garlic, crushed red chili pepper flakes, and green onions and stir-fry for just a few seconds until fragrant.

11. Now, add the rice wine and the soy sauce mixture you set aside above. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.

12. In a small bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch, then add it to the wok and stir until sauce has thickened. Add sesame oil if desired.

13. Serve over Jasmine rice or fried rice on the side.

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