Spicy Orange Chicken

orange chicken
orange chicken

Spicy Orange Chicken

By David Calito    ,   

March 16, 2015

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Orange chicken most commonly found at North American fast food restaurants consists of chopped, battered, and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet orange sauce.

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 35 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Yields: 4 Servings
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Ingredients

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks (Nugget)

1 ¼ cup cornstarch

2 large eggs, beaten

1 cup vegetable oil

¼ tablespoon sesame seeds

1 green onion

For the marinade

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup orange juice

½ cup sugar

¼ cup distilled white vinegar

¼ cup soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 Tablespoon Sriracha, or more, to taste

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon white pepper

Directions

Direction

First put Chicken Breast on a table and Clean with a towel.

Then make the marinade, whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, Sriracha, ginger and white pepper in a large bowl.

And In a 1-gallon zipper-lock food storage bag or topper with top combine chicken and 2/3 cup of the marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally.

Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

Heat remaining marinade in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoons water.

Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened about 1-2 minutes; keep warm.

Working one at a time, deep the chicken into the eggs, then dredge in remaining 1 cup cornstarch, pressing to coat.

Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Working in batches, add chicken and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.

Serve chicken immediately, tossed or drizzled with the marinade, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion.

Note: serve with white rice or fry rice.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 (1/2 Cup)
Calories450
Sodium700mg
Protein14g
Cholesterol90mg
Sugar20g
Total Fat165
Saturated Fat19g
Polyunsaturated Fat2g
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber2g

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