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Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe

This Chinese Orange Chicken is made with boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces, dredged, and then fried until golden and crispy. The orange sauce is divine! It is a sweet orange sauce made with orange juice, vinegar, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, red chili flakes, and orange zest. It is both sweet and spicy and full of flavor.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Bre asts cut into bite-size pieces
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  • 3 Eggs whisked
  • 1/3 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • Oil for frying

Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar or White Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce use Tamari for a gluten-free dish
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder or 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
  • Orange Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Garnish:

  • Green Onions
  • Orange Zest

Direction:

To make orange sauce:

  1. In a medium pot, add orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes. Heat for 3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons of water to form a paste. Add to orange sauce and whisk together.
  3. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken.
  4. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from heat and add orange zest.

To make chicken:

  1. Place flour and cornstarch in a shallow dish or pie plate. Add a pinch of salt. Stir.
  2. Whisk eggs in shallow dish.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture and then flour mixture. Place on plate.
  4. Heat 2 -3 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Using a thermometer, watch for it to reach 350 degrees.
  5. Working in batches, cook several chicken pieces at a time. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, turning often until golden brown. Place chicken on a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat.
  6. Toss chicken with orange sauce. You may reserve some sauce to place on rice. Serve it with a sprinkling of green onion and orange zest, if so desired.

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