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Orange Chicken Recipe Easy

Orange Chicken Recipe Easy. This is an Easy Orange Chicken you can try. The prominent orange flavor from freshly squeezed orange juice consists of 6 ingredients and is very simple to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Cost: .50 cents

Equipment

  • Pan
  • measuring spoons
  • turning spatula
  • tongs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (juice of 2 large oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water or chicken stock

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 lb slice chicken thigh
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups cooking oil for frying

Instructions

Marinate the Chicken

  • Place sliced chicken in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the garlic and onion powder, salt pepper, sesame oil and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Cover with plastic.
  • Marinate overnight in the fridge
  • When ready, strain all purpose flour and remaining baking soda. Add the egg and Toss the chicken gently to coat the mixture.
  • Heat 2 cups of cooking oil and fry chicken until golden brown. Drain excess oil using a paper towel. Add into the prepare Orange Chicken Sauce.

Make the Orange Chicken Sauce

  • Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil and saute' garlic and ginger.
  • Add the sugar, soy sauce, orange zest, rice vinegar and orange juice. Let simmer in low heat and keep on stirring.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water and add into the juice mixture. Let simmer in low heat while stirring continuously until sauce is thick.
  • Add the fried chicken and mix gently until they are coated with the sauce.
  • This recipe makes a small amount of sauce, so double the sauce if you like

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Notes

  • Make sure there is enough distance between the meat when frying.
  • Make sure that the oil temperature is hot, by testing it with a chopstick. Dip the chopsticks in the middle of the pan and if it bubbles, it’s hot enough. 
  • Or, drop a small amount of the batter and if it fries quickly, the oil is ready. Or, use an oil thermometer and see if temperature reaches to 360 F