- 10 Minutes
- 20 Minutes
- Makes 4-6 Servings.
Chicken is one of the most versatile meats because it can be made so many different ways with so many flavors. Try this take on citrus orange chicken!
- TO MAKE THE SAUCE --
- Combine orange juice, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic cloves, and crushed red pepper in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Allow it to cook for a couple of minutes until hot.
- Mix the tablespoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons of warm water, and whisk very well. Drizzle this mixture into the sauce, whisking to combine.
- Add the light brown sugar, and whisk well to combine. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, and allow to thicken for 4-5 minutes. Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in the orange zest. Set aside until ready to use.
- TO MAKE THE CHICKEN --
- Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
- Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, and set near the stove top.
- Whisk the garlic powder, salt, pepper, corn starch, and flour in a separate large bowl. Set near the bowl with the eggs.
- Pour the vegetable oil in a large skillet so it comes about 1/3 up the sides of the skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high, and allow the oil to get hot. Once the oil is hot, drop a little piece of flour mixture into it. If it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready to use.
- Working in small batches, coat each of the chicken bites in egg, then in the flour mixture. Carefully place in the hot oil, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.
- Repeat for all chicken bites. Place cooked chicken bites onto a baking sheet lined with a rack to allow them to drip any excess oil off and cool.
- Toss the crunchy chicken in the orange sauce, and top with sesame seeds or chopped green onion!
- NOTE -- If using large chicken bites, test a couple by cutting them in half to make sure they are cooked through after frying. If they seem slightly undercooked, pop them into a 350 F degree oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking!