Friday, April 8, 2011

Glazed Orange Chicken Recipe


We have really been on an Asian food kick lately...love to discover new Cuisines... this is perfect for a light meal, not heavy but very tasty, almost like a perfect spring meal!
Chicken:
Cut 3/4 to 1lb of boneless chicken breast into cubes
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a bowl, add beaten egg white to chicken to coat. In a large bag add cornstarch and salt. Add chicken and egg white to bag.  Shake chicken into the cornstarch and salt in the bag to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat a pan, (deep wok style or rounded bottom style fry pan). Heat 2 cups oil (Test the heat by placing a piece of chicken in the hot pan - it should float). Add the chicken cubes, and let cook until they just turn light in color but till your desired doness I like my chicken well done, recommended time is 45 seconds for me its more like 2 minutes. Quickly remove the chicken cubes, drain on paper towels.

Sauce
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 cup tightly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly minces ginger root (or 1/4 tsp powdered)
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water

Mix all ingredients, except cornstarch , in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. After it comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer and slowly add in the cornstarch mixture and continue to stir as it thickens.

Boil favorite style rice we prefer jasmine. Place on plate. Toss chicken in glaze, pour on top of rice and serve. Grate more fresh zest on top if you prefer...

29 comments:

Federica said...

Great idea to cook chicken. I love sweet-sour flavor. Bye, have a wonderful we

Su said...

What a wonderfull way to eat chicken. I just loved it :)

alwayswinner786 said...

Yummy sauce for the chicken ! Love to try it in weekends!

Free Spirit Eater said...

the combination of flavors in your sauce go together almost magically. it's perfect. the finished dish looks radiant. i'm in love =]

Melynda said...

Your chicken looks delicious, not too spiced and sauced.

Drick said...

oh yeah Claudia, this reminds me of my fling back in the fall when I went on an orange/kumquat kick of marinating everything for the grill ...the flavors you got going on here sounds so good, think I would like to adapt it to the grill as well...

Belinda @zomppa said...

Agree - that sweet-sour combination is PERFECT!!

Claudia said...

This would brighten dinner! We love Asian-inspired orange or lemon chicken. And then you get to have ovur delicious sauce over rice. (I do love my carbs)

denise @ bread expectations said...

Hey Claudia - thanks for stopping by. Nice to know I'm not out of mind just cos I'm out of sight ;)

This looks and sounds like a very lovely and light dinner. Love the combination of citrus with garlic, ginger and chilli!

Patti said...

The sauce for this chicken sound yummy! Nice and light!

Swathi said...

Orange chicken looks awesome with sweet and sour flavor.

ARLENE said...

I know I would love this one. I love Chinese, but would never order the sweet-sour (orange colored) chicken. This, however, is perfection.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...orange chicken !u know what...orange chicken is absolutely one of my favorites !love your recipes so much and thanx for sharing it :-)

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Lizzy said...

Oh, my, this sounds fabulous, Claudia! I think I have all the ingredients...it may be tomorrow's dinner!!! THANKS!

Parsley Sage said...

Awesome chicken recipe. Loving this! Orange chicken is one of my favs but usually I'm just lazy and get it from the grocery store, precooked :)

Healthy Mamma said...

I'm so glad I found this! My boys love take out orange chicken which I happen to find reprehensible. I do however love the light citrusy flavor in these.

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Torviewtoronto said...

I like the flavours you have used delicious looks fantastic

Magic of Spice said...

Looks perfect...this is my youngest's favorite dish in the world. He would love it :)
Hope you have a fantastic weekend

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

It looks yummy and I love the mix of flavors :)

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I love orange chicken and yours looks so flavorful. Thank you for the recipe, I can't wait to try it! :)

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Great combination. The sweet and sour flavour looks awesome.

Megan said...

This sauce sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Michelle said...

Yum! I love orange chicken!

Kate@Diethood said...

That sauce sounds fantastic, Claudia! I love this combination of flavors....delicious!

briarrose said...

Such lovely flavor in the sauce. Looks like a great meal to sit down to.

mywanderingspoon said...

Claudia thanks for the post. I been trying to make something similar since we love Orange Chicken dish....Yours looks so delicious:)

motherrimmy said...

This is one of my favorite dishes. Thanks for the recipe. Now I can make it myself.