Orange Chicken Recipes

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We are all familiar with the ubiquitous Chinese buffet menu item, orange chicken. The flavor of oranges complements chicken dishes of may types and origins. This page contains recipes for orange chicken.
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A nice combination of sweet citrus and pungent ginger.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except for the chicken. Place chicken in a single layer in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Spoon one half of the marinade over the top of the chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator and sit at room temperature for about a half hour.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, but baste with remaining marinade after a half hour.

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By Deeli from Richland, WA

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February 5, 2012
This is really good, my sons really liked it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • white pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch, plus
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger root, minced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed hot red chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
Orange Sauce for Stir Fry
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. water
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 orange, zest of

Directions:

Place chicken pieces in large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Mix flour mixture and egg mixture. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.

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Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp. Do not overcook chicken! Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.

Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.

Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken. Heat until sauce is thickened. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired. Serve over jasmine rice.

Servings: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

By Marcia S. from Spokane Valley, WA

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I made this for dinner the other night and it was really good. I liked the contrast between the orange juice and balsamic vinegar in the sauce.

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A delicious, tasty meal. Very easy and fast. I made brown rice in the pot earlier in the day to go with it. I halved the meat, but made the same amount of sauce.

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Next time I will use the amount of meat specified in the recipe to get more leftovers.

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Slice the orange in 1/2 and squeeze the juice over the chicken. Let this brown and turn the chicken.

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April 15, 2005

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