Orange Chicken from Scratch


 Every Sunday, we have gotten into the habit of having some sort of Asian inspired dinner. One night my husband wanted Orange Chicken but I had run out of my cheater Orange Sauce I keep in the fridge. So I made it from scratch!

Orange Chicken

Ingredients
Chicken:
2lbs chicken breast or thigh, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp pepper
Oil for frying

Sauce: 
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 Tbs Orange Zest, chopped
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ginger root, minced
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
2 Tbs Green Onion, chopped
1/4 tsp Red Pepper flakes

Thickener:
3 Tbs Cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Step 1

Toss chicken, salt, pepper, and cornstarch together. Fry in oil until browned and cooked through. Set aside.


Step 2

In a saucepan, combine water, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, green onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.



Step 3

Mix together the remaining cornstarch and water in a cup until smooth. Whisk into the orange sauce. Boil until thickened then add back the chicken. Heat through. Serve over rice.



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Aimee St.Claire said...

Cooked tonight...picky family LOVED it and requested I make it again. THANKS!!! I modified it slightly by using gluten free soy sauce, onion powder, & ginger powder. :)