I love sauces. I love to dip in sauces or cover meats in sauces etc etc. It’s just so delicious. A few weeks back we hosted my brother in law’s birthday bash at our house. It was so much fun and way good food. His family has an “easy Asian orange chicken” recipe that all of the kids just love in the family, but it has nothing orange in it (more on that on Thursday) so I decided to make a real orange chicken. We actually ended up loving both the pretend orange chicken and the real deal so both recipes were keepers!
Our favorite side is not one you’ll be surprised by, Fried Rice of course! We’ve got a few recipes but this particular photo is of our Ham Fried rice and there’s a secret that will make it taste just like your favorite takeout, do you know what it is? Plus there’s a video in the post so check it out!
This recipe was found on a new favorite site, Blog Chef but don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredients list. This recipe is super easy and well worth the list of ingredients!
Easy Asian Orange Chicken
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-1/2” cubes)
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 egg (beaten)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Oil (for frying)
- 1 ½ cups orange juice and zest from one orange
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 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
- 2 tablespoons water
- Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture and shake in flour mixture to coat. Deep fry chicken in batches at 375 degrees in a deep fryer (or use a wok) until completely cooked.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 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 onion. Bring to a boil.
- Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with ¼ cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired add red pepper flakes.
Oh how we love this saucy, crunchy chicken! It’s just like the one we used to get at a local restaurant!
I used to love ordering a won ton chicken salad everywhere I went but now I can make it at home!
It’s crispy, juicy and packed with flavor that even the kids love!