Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I have a weakness for Orange Chicken and eat a bowl of it almost everytime I go to the mall. There's just something about Chinese Food from a mall food court that calls my name louder than a pizza slice or chicken pita. This is a very similar recipe that cuts down on the deep fried unhealthiness and leaves you with a delicious dinner.
3/4 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. orange juice
6 T. white vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 garlic cloves
1 T. ginger
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1.5 lbs. chicken - cut into bite sized cubes
3 T. cornstarch
2 T. cold water
2 T. vegetable oil
Whisk together the broth, orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and cayenne.
Next, marinate your little chicken bites in 3/4 c. of the mixture you just concocted for 2-4 hours.
Boil the remaining mixture. Stir together the cornstarch and water and add to the sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer. The sauce thickens and turns into a delicious orangy sweet sauce that looks extremely professional. It's pretty exciting folks!
Saute your chicken in 2 T. of vegetable oil until it's cooked through.
Stir your professional orangy sweet sauce into the cooked chicken and serve it over rice.
It's gooooood! As a final touch, I douse it in soy sauce as I like the salty sweet flavor combination.