Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Orange Chicken Recipe

Prepare time: 1 hour 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 40 mins
This mouth-watering Orange Chicken recipe can be paired with a salad, green vegetable dishes, or steamed rice. Chicken contains nutrients that are linked with mood and brain health, and it certainly puts my family of 3 in a good mood when I cook this Orange Chicken dish for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500gm) chicken thigh fillet (or chicken breast), skinless

Chicken marinade:

  • 2 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Sauce:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 5 tbsp water

Coating:

  • 1 cup (120gm) flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions

1

Flatten chicken slightly with a meat tenderizing mallet. Combine all ingredients for the marinade. Once combined, place chicken in marinade and let sit for about 1 hour (longer if possible).

2

For coating, mix the egg and water together. Coat chicken with flour, dip into the egg mixture, and coat again with flour.

3

Heat up the oil in a frying pan at medium heat for deep frying. When oil is hot, fry chicken till light brown. Prick with a skewer to check whether cooked (easily pricked through means cooked).  Remove from pan.

4

Double fry chicken in hot oil again till crispy and golden brown (about 1 minute). Remove and place on plates. Cut into strips.

5

Zest oranges (avoid white underlayer) and squeeze out the juice. Put all the sauce ingredients into a pan and mix well. Cook sauce, stirring well, till boiled and thickened.

6

Pour sauce over chicken. Your Orange Chicken is ready to serve!

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Jenny Low
Jenny is from Malaysia but lives in beautiful Melbourne Australia. When she isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she enjoys spending the time to nurture her garden.
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