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Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken Ingredients

Sauce:

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    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 grated orange zest
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

How to make Orange Chicken

  • Pour 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown
    sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
    Remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Place the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of
    saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag. Reserve the remaining
    sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • In another resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the
    marinated chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the
    skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and
    cover with aluminum foil.
  • Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into the sauce. Reduce
    heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring
    occasionally.
  • Orange Chicken is ready to serve.

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