Better than Takeout Orange Chicken

24 Apr

orange chicken

Recipe from The Noshery

This recipe is dairy free

Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
  • 1 ½ cups corn starch
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Oil (for frying)


Orange Sauce

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger root, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper.  Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, another with panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch. photo 3
  2. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the panko bread crumbs, set aside. (Use a fork unless you’re interested in sticky breaded orange chickenhands.)
  3.  Heat pan with vegetable oil to 375 degrees, fry chicken in batches until completely cooked.
  4. In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.
  5. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.orange chicken
  6. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens.
  7. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired garnish with green onions.
I’ve been craving orange chicken, but I’m trying to do the no white sugar, white flour, white rice deal for my health. I used whole wheat matzo meal for the breading and boy it turned out great! It tasted just as good, if not better than orange chicken i’ve had at Chinese restaurants! I highly recommend this dish!orange chicken

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