1.08.2013

WTKW: Orange Chicken


This is so yummy no one will say a word during dinner. They will all be too busy shoveling this delicious chicken into their mouths. In fact I took my first bite and said "Whoa!" Mr. B looked up at me like he was using too much soy sauce on his rice which he totally was.  Then I said," This is amazing!" The best part is that you probably have everything on hand to make this tonight if you wanted. You're welcome. 

So here's the recipe. 
2 chicken breasts cut into pieces.
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 T corn starch
1 T ginger (I used the powder)
1 T minced garlic
1/4 cup green onion
oil for frying

Orange sauce:
1/4 cup water
1 t sesame oil
1.5 T soy sauce
5 T sugar (I used Truvia)
5 T white vinegar
juice of 1 orange

Directions: Make orange sauce and set aside. Take the raw chicken pieces and coat in egg, and then dip individually in flour. (for our egg free kids, we just dipped in flour. It turns out fine, just not super 'breaded') After all pieces are coated, heat oil in a frying pan on medium high. Cooking a few pieces at a time (like a dozen or so) fully brown.* When all chicken is fully cooked, set aside. In the same frying pan (now empty but hot) cook green onion and garlic for about 15 seconds, just enough to get them hot, and add chicken back in. Top with orange sauce. Sprinkle cornstarch on top and stir until thickened. It happens FAST! So be ready. We served ours with rice. Totally time from beginning to end was about 45 minutes. A.ma.zing, you have to try it. A+

Tidbit* I read once that one of the biggest mistakes in cooking is flipping meat too often. *totally guilty* but I've changed now. Let the chicken brown on one side until it looks like the cooked part is about half way up, then flip once, and heat again for a few minutes.



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