17 October 2012

Better than Take Out Orange Chicken

 Recipe from The Pastry Chef    
 This recipe is definitely going into my GO~TO recipe binder.  

Ingredients
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
1 ½ cups corn starch
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Oil (for frying)

Orange Sauce
1 ½ cups water
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon ginger root, minced
½ teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Next time I will add:
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 sliced bell peppers
1/2 cup peanuts


  1. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, another with panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the panko bread crumbs, set aside. Heat pan with vegetable oil to 375 degrees, fry chicken in batches until completely cooked.
  2. In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired garnish with green onions.

Notes
    She suggest that you put the sauce together first so when you reheat it later it will thicken.  While your sauce is simmering, you can fry the chicken pieces and by the time you get all the frying done, your sauce should be good to go.

6 comments:

  1. Let me know how it turns out...we love orange chicken too.

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  2. I will, hope it is good. Ember is having dinner with us so I thought this would be a nice meal.

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  3. Dinner was great! This recipe was time consuming but worth every minute. We had a great time with Ember, she is so cute and nice.

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  4. this looks delicious, Lori

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