Monday, April 18, 2011

Richie's Orange Chicken

I know all you girls are sad about the fact that there's not a Panda Express around for miles like me!!! If you are having a craving for the orange chicken, here's a recipe that can help ya out. it does take quite a while to make though so make sure you have about an hour to prepare. We just bought a small fryer though and that makes the chicken nice and crispy.

2 Lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 Egg
1 1/2 Tsp salt
White pepper
(oil for frying)
1/2 C Cornstarch, plus
1 Tbs Cornstarch
1/4 C Flour
1 Tbs Ginger root, minced
1 Tsp Garlic, minced
1/2 Tsp Crushed hot red chili pepper
1/4 C Green onion, chopped
1/4 C Citrus juice (orange or grapefruit)
1/2 Tsp Sesame oil

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry:
1 1/2 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tbs Citrus juice (orange or grapefruit)
5 Tbs Sugar
Zest of an orange

1. Place chicken pieces in large bowl
2. Stir in egg, salt, pepper, and 1 Tbs of oil and mix well
3. Stir cornstarch and flour together
4. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat
5. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees
6. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp
7. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside
8. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat
9. Add 1 Tbs oil
10. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds
11. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions
12. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil
13. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed
14. Stir citrus juice (orange or grapefruit) into remaining 1 Tbs cornstarch until smooth adn add to chicken
15. Heat until sauce is thickened
16. Stir in orange zest
17. Serve over rice

Sorry no picture, the next time he makes it I'll try to get a picture. Trust me though, it's delicious.

1 comment:

mccall said...

That SOUNDS delicious! I really do miss Panda Express. Thanks, Krystal!