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Orange Peel Chicken

Does anyone know how to make Orange Peel Chicken? I love the dried orange peel in it. My husband leaves it out, but I eat it. I'd like to know how to get the peels like that from my own oranges.

Bethany from SC

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

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Anonymous
October 9, 20080 found this helpful

This recipe will also tell you how to prepare the orange peels :-) Hope you try it with the sesame flavored salad, too ;-)

Orange Peel Chicken

1 lg. orange
2 lg. whole chicken breasts, skinned and boned
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. dry sherry
4 green onions, cut in 2 inch pieces
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. vegetable oil for wok (a large skillet will work if no wok available)

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Rice of your choice

Sesame oil
Red wine vinegar
Butter and/or Romaine lettuce
Sesame seeds (toasted or plain)

With vegetable peeler, cut peel from orange into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Do not cut into the white membrane. Place orange peels on a cookie sheet, let peels dry in 200 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Cut chicken into bite size pieces.

In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, sherry, green onions, red pepper and ginger. Add chicken and stir thoroughly.

In a separate bowl mix the cornstarch, sugar, salt and orange juice.

In a wok or large skillet over medium heat, stir fry orange peels quickly in oil quickly until edges slightly brown. Remove orange peels with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel.

In the remaining wok/skillet oil, stir fry chicken mixture until just tender over high heat. Stir in orange juice mixture and continue to stir until mixture has slightly thickened.

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Spoon the chicken and sauce over rice and top with the orange peels.

Serve with sesame oil and vinegar as a dressing tossed with plain butter and/or romaine lettuce topped with sesame seeds.

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