Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.



1 comment:

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. :)