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CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN

CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN – Crispy fried chicken covered in an authentic orange sauce makes Chinese orange chicken. The ultimate Chinese orange chicken recipe that outperforms take-out.

My kids want me to take them out for Chinese food all the time. They are crazy with orange chicken, but I never know what’s in it, especially if it comes from a drive-through. I wanted to make my own version at home, using all-natural materials and making it from scratch. It still has the same fantastic flavor that they adore. In our house, it’s a win-win situation.

CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

For Chicken:

— 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into bite-size pieces

— 1/3 cup Flour

— 1/3 cup Cornstarch

— 3 Eggs whisked

— Oil for frying

For Orange Chicken Sauce:

— 1 cup Orange Juice

— 1/2 cup Sugar

— 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce use tamari for a gluten-free dish

— 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar or White Vinegar

— 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder or 2 garlic cloves, finely diced

— 1/4 teaspoon Ginger

— Orange Zest from 1 orange

— 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes

— 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Garnish:

— Green Onions

— Orange Zest

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS:

To Make Orange Sauce:

In a medium pot, add orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes. Heat for 3 minutes.

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. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from heat and add orange zest.

To Make The Chicken:

Place flour and cornstarch in a shallow dish or pie plate. Add a pinch of salt. Stir.

Whisk eggs in shallow dish.

Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture and then flour mixture. Place on plate.

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.

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.

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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