Orange Chicken

ORANGE CHICKEN MADE WITH CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN COVERED IN AN AUTHENTIC ORANGE SAUCE WITH A SWEET AND TANGY TASTE. THE ULTIMATE CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN RECIPE WHICH IS BETTER THAN TAKE-OUT. 

This Orange Chicken is made with boneless skinless chicken thigh which is some people they used chicken breast but i choose chicken thigh because it is juicy, cut into bite-size pieces, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder ,dredged, and then fried until golden and crispy. The orange sauce is divine! It is a sweet orange sauce made with orange juice, vinegar, garlic, sugar or honey, soy sauce, ginger, red chili flakes. It is both sweet and spicy and full of flavor.

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 6 Boneless chicken thigh cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • Oil for frying

Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 3 tablespoon honey or sugar (add more if you want sweeter)
  • 2 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch mix with 2 tablespoon water

Garnish:

  • Green Onions
  • Orange Zest

Instructions

To make chicken:

  • Place chicken in a shallow dish, seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Mix 2 eggs.Stir
  • Put in flour and cornstarch to the egg mixture and set aside.
  • 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, removed from the pot and let it rest for one minute.
  • Re-fry chicken back to the oil until golden brown, this makes the chicken crispier. Place chicken on a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat.
  • Toss chicken with orange sauce. You may reserve some of the sauce to place on rice. Serve it with a sprinkling of green onion and orange zest, if so desired.

To make orange sauce:

  • In a medium pot, put soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes,orange juice,vinegar and honey. Heat for 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons of water. Add to orange sauce and whisk together. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken. Once the sauce is thickened, Put in the chicken pieces.

This Orange Chicken is going to make you forget take-out. If you like this recipe visit my you tube channel for more video. https://youtu.be/BjORA0aFoLI

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