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Orange Chicken

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
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  • 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.

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.

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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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February 5, 20120 found this helpful

Marcia, this sounds wonderful. The mix of flavors sounds just great. I am going to have to try this one!

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February 5, 20120 found this helpful

Will definitely try this one, love chicken and love oranges, just imagine them combined!

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February 7, 20120 found this helpful

Thank you for you input. I might l say that I add frozen orange juice to make the richer taste of the orange I forgot to add that to the recipe.

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February 7, 20120 found this helpful

the Sauce

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry

1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. water
5 Tbsp. sugar

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5 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 orange, zest of I like to add 1/2 a can of frozen range juice
To make it richer flavor

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