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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Orange Chicken

Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Orange Chicken

Estimated Servings: 4

Step 1: Deep-fry chicken

5 cups vegetable oil
1 ½ pounds chicken breast chunks
1 egg
2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Pour oil into a pot and turn your stove onto high heat. Then beat the egg and coat all the chicken pieces with the beaten egg. When you see little bubbles forming in the oil, dredge the chicken in the flour and place them in the oil, carefully. Deep fry the chicken for about 4-5 minute or until golden brown on the outside and fully cooked on the inside. Finally drain the cooked chicken on some paper towels and set them aside.

Step 2: Make the sauce

1 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced orange zest
½ teaspoon salt

Turn your stove on medium heat and pour the orange juice and sugar into a pot cooking them for about 10 minutes or until it reduces by half. Then add in the soy sauce, ginger, orange zest, and salt mixing everything until well combined. Finally remove the sauce from the heat and set it aside.

Step 3: Stir-fry chicken

1 teaspoon corn starch
3 tablespoons water 
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon ginger strips

Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and then set it aside. Then turn your stove onto medium high heat and pour in the oil. Now add in the garlic and ginger, stir frying them until aromatic. Pour in the chicken and cook it for about 30 seconds until they are coated with the ginger and garlic. Next add in the sauce and corn starch mixture that was made earlier and continue to cook everything until the sauce thickens.

Step 4: Assemble the dish

Sesame seeds
Julianne green onions (white part only)
Orange slices 
Steamed rice

To serve this dish, put some cooked chicken on a serving plate and spoon over some of the sauce. Top the chicken with some sesame seeds and green onions. Garnish your pate with some orange slices and serve the chicken with a side of steamed rice.