Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken in a Pineapple!

Theres nothing more comforting than great Chinese food. And one of my all-time favorites is Orange Chicken! I decided to get a little creative and put it in a pineapple (can you tell I have a lot of free time right now haha), but eating the chicken by itself is just as good! See my recipe for it below 🙂

INGREDIENTS

For the Chicken

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • Oil for frying

Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • 1 cup orange juice, no pulp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tamari (you can use soy sauce too)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • orange zest and green onion for garnish

STEPS

For the Chicken:

  • Heat your oil (should be 2-3 inches) in a large, deep sauce pan. Meanwhile, bread your chicken.
  • In a bowl, mix together your flour and corn starch. In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs. Dredge your bite-sized chicken pieces in your egg and then your flour mixture.
  • Cook your chicken pieces in the oil. About 4-5 minutes each side until golden brown. Place your chicken pieces on a paper towel and set aside while you make your sauce.

For the Orange Chicken Sauce:

  • In a medium sauce pan, add your orange juice, vinegar, sugar, tamari, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir for about 6 minutes until hot.
  • Add your water and corn starch mixture to your orange sauce, this will thicken your sauce. Mix for another 5 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and add your chicken pieces, coating all of them. There will be extra sauce, you can save some to add later!
  • Serve!

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