Orange Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2

Orange chicken is a favorite Chinese-American dish at our house and this version is just like what you might be served at a restaurant. Be sure to plan ahead to allow the chicken to marinate!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • oil for frying
  • 1 egg for coating and frying

Directions:

  1. Mix together the chicken broth, juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, sriracha, ginger and pepper in a bowl to make the marinade. Pour slightly more than 1/2 of the marinade into Ziploc bag. Set the rest aside to make sauce later. Slice chicken into 1 inch cubes. Add chicken into marinade bag. Let chicken marinade for at least 2 hours.

  2. Pour oil into frying pan at least 1 inch deep and heat to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk the egg. In a separate small bowl, pour 1 cup cornstarch. Drain chicken from marinade. Dunk chicken first in egg, then coat in cornstarch and then put into heated frying pan. Fry for a few minutes until chicken is a light golden brown. You can do a few pieces at a time, in small batches until all chicken is used up. Place already fried chicken aside on a plate lined with paper towel.

  3. In a small saucepan, pour the remaining marinade that was previously set aside. Add in 2 tbsp of cornstarch and mix so it is completely dissolved. Cook on low heat, the so that the cornstarch does not get chunky. Cook for a few minutes until sauce becomes thick.

  4. Set aside about 1/3 of the sauce. Leave remaining 2/3 in a saucepan and add in fried chicken pieces and coat with sauce. Serve chicken over rice. Pour some of the remaining sauce on top.

Notes:

Recipe slightly adapted from Damn Delicious

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