Sunday, January 24, 2010

Orange Chicken

Carlos doesn’t always eat the Asian food I prepared especially those Malaysian dishes that have strong flavors. He only eats simple Americanized Chinese dishes like Mongolian Beef, Honey Sesame Chicken , Dumplings , Stir-fry Broccoli with with Beef Tenderlion or this Orange Chicken.

Orange chicken is a favorite dish in the Chinese restaurant and take out place here. What really stands out about this dish is the combination of orange and lemon juice. It gives this dish a sweet and tangy taste. If you are looking for a simple Chinese dish for your dinner do give this recipe a try. It save you a trip to the Chinese take out place as you can make it right at home.

Ingredients:

3 pieces of chicken breast – cut to bite size pieces
1 tsp of Chinese wine or sherry
1 tsp oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp of pepper
1 egg white
1 cup of cornstarch

Sauce:

3/4 cup orange juice
½ cup chicken stock or water
1 tsp of orange zest
Juice of a lemon
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
3 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp of light brown sugar or sugar – more if you like it sweeter
1 tsp of cornstarch
A few dashes of pepper flakes
1 tsp of grated ginger
1 clove of garlic – finely chopped

1. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl. Add in egg, salt, pepper, cooking wine, oil and mix well. Set it aside to marinate for half an hour.
2. Dredge the chicken pieces with cornstarch. Heat up some oil in wok or deep fryer. Add in chicken pieces and fry until golden brown. Remove chicken and drain on paper towel.
3. Mix all the sauce ingredients together except for garlic and ginger and set it aside. Remove all the frying oil from the wok and leave about a tbsp of oil. Stir fry garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add in the sauce mixture and bring it up to boil.
4. Continue to simmer until the sauce thickens and reduce to about half. Check seasonings and make sure the sweetness it to your likings. Add in the chicken pieces and toss it until it is well coated with sauce.
5. Dish out and serve warm.

14 comments:

meeso said...

I love orange chicken, this recipe sounds perfect, I have bookmarked :)

Cheah said...

A yummy dish indeed! Love the pics.

Victor said...

Looks terrific, I have been cooking in the past some fried chicken/pork/fish in sweet and sour sauce.

This is definitely a keeper!

~Rachel Hei~ said...

This is a yummy dish, i love it.. ^^

mycookinghut said...

Orange chicken.. yes why not!!!

Ed Schenk@Detroit Eats said...

Great recipe! I will try this

reanaclaire said...

i have some chicken breastmeat in the fridge.. but i need to buy some oranges first.. :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Ermm... yummy! I think I would like to try out this soon. I've some breastmeat in the fridge now. Thanks for sharing. By the way, can I use lemon instead of orange? What do you think?

noobcook said...

orange compliments chicken really well. This looks good :)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Any sauce with orange I will love! It looks soooo good! Gert, you are really a fantastic cook. Everything you dish up looks delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

wo, this looks good, my kids will love this. Thanks for sharing.

zurin said...

looks and sounds good!!! I must try this!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Meeso, hope you like this.

Cheah, thank you.

Victor, thank you.

Rachei Hei, yes it is :)

Leemei, :)

Ed, thank you.

Reahaclaire, hope you like this recipe.

Kitchen Corner, yea you can use lemon and it will be lemon chicken :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Ju, thank you :)

Sonia, you are welcome.

Zurin, hope you like this.

LCOM, :)