Fresh Orange Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds boneless , skinless chicken breasts cut into 2x2 in pieces
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Orange Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion or shallot
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup orange jam
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (add more in teaspoon increments based on how sweet you would like it)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • Cilantro or green onion for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large pan on medium high heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, salt and corn starch.
  3. Dredge chicken pieces in corn starch mixture and carefully place in hot oil about 8 pieces at a time.
  4. Cook until golden on all side. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to soak up excess oil.
  5. Continue until all chicken is cooked.
Orange Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, combine orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar in a bowl and mix together until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Now you can either pour out the oil or use a new pan to make the sauce.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in pan on medium heat.
  4. Once hot, add onion or shallot and garlic. Cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add ginger and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add orange jam, stirring constantly, until melted.
  7. Once melted, add orange juice mixture. Bring to a simmer.
  8. Combine water and corn starch and mix until smooth, then add to orange sauce, stirring constantly.
  9. Once sauce has thickened, add chicken and stir to coat.
  10. Serve on top of a bed of rice and garnish with sliced green onion or chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.