Orange Chicken Recipe



Orange Chicken Recipe

Overview: Orange chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish made with battered and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. It is a favorite in Chinese restaurants and is known for its delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (slurry)
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Nutrition (per serving, based on 4 servings):

  • Calories: 400
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken pieces with 1/2 cup of cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. Dip the coated chicken pieces into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, orange marmalade, minced garlic, minced ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the fried chicken pieces to the saucepan and toss to coat evenly with the sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Large bowl
  • Skillet
  • Small saucepan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Tongs
  • Paper towels

Interesting Background: Orange chicken is believed to have been created in the United States, particularly popularized by Chinese-American restaurants. The dish is a fusion of traditional Chinese flavors with American tastes, resulting in a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the crispy fried chicken. It has become a staple in Chinese takeout menus and is loved by many for its bold flavors.

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Orange Chicken Recipe

Overview: Orange chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish made with battered and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. It is a favorite in Chinese restaurants and is known for its delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (slurry)
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Nutrition (per serving, based on 4 servings):

  • Calories: 400
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken pieces with 1/2 cup of cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. Dip the coated chicken pieces into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, orange marmalade, minced garlic, minced ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the fried chicken pieces to the saucepan and toss to coat evenly with the sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Large bowl
  • Skillet
  • Small saucepan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Tongs
  • Paper towels

Interesting Background: Orange chicken is believed to have been created in the United States, particularly popularized by Chinese-American restaurants. The dish is a fusion of traditional Chinese flavors with American tastes, resulting in a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the crispy fried chicken. It has become a staple in Chinese takeout menus and is loved by many for its bold flavors.

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Orange Chicken Recipe

Overview: Orange chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish made with battered and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. It is a favorite in Chinese restaurants and is known for its delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Ingredients:

Nutrition (per serving, based on 4 servings):

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken pieces with 1/2 cup of cornstarch until evenly coated.
  2. Dip the coated chicken pieces into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, orange marmalade, minced garlic, minced ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the fried chicken pieces to the saucepan and toss to coat evenly with the sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

Kitchen Tools Required:

Interesting Background: Orange chicken is believed to have been created in the United States, particularly popularized by Chinese-American restaurants. The dish is a fusion of traditional Chinese flavors with American tastes, resulting in a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the crispy fried chicken. It has become a staple in Chinese takeout menus and is loved by many for its bold flavors.

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