For the longest time I have wanted to make my own Orange Chicken. I love to get it when I go to a Chinese Restaurant but most of the recipes I have seen have seemed a little intimidating or didn’t look right based on the ingredients. Then Brianne posted about her experience here and it made me really want to try this again. I tried this recipe and it was a fail. Although the chicken was fine the sauce did not thicken at all, so the sauce got tossed. My second try was a success!! I will be making this again for sure!! The original recipe can be found here.
Ingredients: ~ 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips ~ 1 tablespoon soy sauce ~ 1 tablespoon sake ~ 1 teaspoon grated ginger ~ 1/2 cup potato starch (or Almond Flour) ~ oil for frying
For the Sauce: 2/3 cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed juice of 2-3 oranges) ~ 1/3 cup marmalade ~ 2 teaspoons potato starch (halve if using cornstarch) ~ 1/2 teaspoon salt
Lightly dust each piece of chicken with potato starch or in my case Almond Flour. Heat a pot with at least 1/2″ of oil in it over medium heat until hot.
Put the chicken in a bowl with the soy sauce, sake and ginger and marinate for at least 15 minutes. When the chicken is done marinating, lightly dust each piece with potato starch.
Heat a pot with at least 1/2″ of oil in it over medium heat until hot. In a separate pan, add the orange juice, marmalade, 2 teaspoons of potato starch and the salt and whisk to combine.
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Fry the chicken until golden brown and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
In a separate pan, add the orange juice, marmalade, 2 teaspoons of potato starch or 1 teaspoon cornstarch, salt and whisk to combine.
Heat the orange sauce over medium high heat, stirring constantly to prevent clumping until the sauce is thick and bubbly.
Add the fried chicken to the orange sauce and toss to coat. Serve! I ending up serving with broccoli but over rice would be great too!
Would you try this recipe?
Have a recipe you want me to try and feature on my blog?
Let me know. I love trying new recipes. Just know I don’t eat fish so that is not going to happen! Sorry! 🙂