Better Than Take Out Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken, mc2creativeliving.com

Orange Chicken

This orange chicken is better than take out, I swear! And it’s so simple and easy to make. We used to have Chinese take out almost every week, that was before we moved into our first condo. Our favourite Chinese restaurant for take out did not deliver to our new address, and since we’ve moved again a little further, they are still out of reach.

Orange Chicken, mc2creativeliving.com

We have tried different one’s in our new area, but none compare to the one we were used to for so many years (habits are truly hard to brake! ). So I decided to start making our own Chinese take out.


Orange Chicken, mc2creativeliving.com

I have to admit though, it took me a little bit of time of trial and error to get some of the take out recipes just the way we like them, but now I’m happy to say that most of them are even better than the take out.

Orange Chicken, mc2creativeliving.com

That is the case with this orange chicken, and best part of it, it’s so easy to make.  Really, all you have to do is to cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces, roll them into the flour, egg wash and then flour again, then fry in a pan. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, then let reduce, toss in the chicken, and voila! Better than take out orange chicken!

Orange Chicken, mc2creativeliving.com

 
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Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1\4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tsp of ginger powder
  • 5 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 5 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
Directions
  1. Prepare a dipping station with the beaten egg in one bowl and flour and corn starch in another.
  2. Roll each piece of chicken in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg, then roll in the flour again.
  3. Deep fry the chicken until golden brown (about 7 minutes).
  4. Set aside on paper towel to absorb the excess fat.
  5. In a sauce pan, mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a gentle boil.
  6. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Toss the chicken into the sauce.
  8. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 minutes to reheat the chicken.