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How to Make Orange Chicken

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This recipe takes a few steps but it is well worth the work. It is lighter than the orange chicken you find at restaurants and it does not have a thick, orange syrup. The orange flavor comes from orange zest.
  Chicken breasts 2 , skinned, boned and cut into 1.5 inch strips
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 4 Tablespoon
  White pepper To Taste
  Egg white 1
  Cornstarch 4 Tablespoon
  Rice vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Minced ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Diced green bell pepper 1 Small
  Orange bell pepper 1 Small
  Scallion 3 , chopped
  Zest of orange 1 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Peanut oil 2 Tablespoon
  Orange slices 5 Medium (For Garnish)

• Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until mixed well. Set aside.
• Whisk the coating ingredients until mixed well.
• Place the cut up chicken in a bowl. Add the coating and make sure all the chicken is coated well.
• Heat a large skillet or wok with about 2 inch deep peanut oil – until oil is 400 degrees.
• Add the chicken in batches – and cook for only a couple of minutes. Remove the chicken, reheat the oil and add the rest. Repeat the process.
• Reheat the oil one more time and add the chicken – in batches – until starting to turn golden brown. Do not overcook it as it will get hard.
• Empty all but 2 TBS of the oil in the wok.
• Heat well – again.
• Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for one minute until fragrant.
• Add the scallions, peppers and orange zest. Cook for another few minutes – until peppers are cooked but still crisp.
• Add the chicken and the reserved liquid.
• Cook for a couple minutes until sauce is hot and chicken is heated through.
• Serve garnished with fresh orange slices.
• Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Mediterranean, Asian
Main Dish

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