Monday, February 4, 2013

Orange Chicken

'Orange Chicken'
Source: Adapted from Blog Chef



2 lbs boneless skinless chicken strips, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Oil (for frying)

Orange Sauce

1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water


1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-lock bag. Dip chicken in beaten egg and shake in flour mixture to coat.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet and fry chicken in batches until completely cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side).

3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 1 1/4 cups water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil.

4. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken and garnish with green onions.


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  1. Is it bottled lemon juice or fresh? I'm always confused :P

    This looks delicious!

  2. You can use either. Fresh is always best, but sometimes I just don't feel like juicing a lemon. I used the bottled lemon juice :)

  3. Is it possible to eliminate the rice vinegar? I have all the ingredients except that one.

  4. You can always try it. If you don't have rice vinegar, you can substitute it with either balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar (use a little les of this) or white vinegar.

  5. I make this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I didn't have orange zest so I replaced it w/ orange marmalade,I used bottled lemon juice and didn't have any fresh ginger so used powdered, but it still turned out wonderful. TY!!! This one is a keeper!

  6. Wow!. This is the best stir fry sauce recipes and I really loved this recipe. I want to try this later for our dinner, I will list down all the important ingredients given here. I wish I can do it perfect like this recipe. Thank you for sharing this one

  7. Hi, I just made this recipe and it turned out sooo good :-) I would add more brown sugar next time to counteract some of the acidity. But I also used more orange juice that called for.


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