Orange Chicken is an American Chinese dish of Hunan origin in China. Orange chicken is a fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet orange-flavoured sauce, which thickens or caramelizes to a glaze.
In China, the dish is always known as "old peel chicken", referring to dried orange peel which is used for cooking Orange Chicken. For restaurants outside of Asia, fresh orange peel is often used instead, or even no peel at all.
Here I used fresh Orange zest or peel..it gives a nice aroma to the dish.
INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN
Vegetable Oil-1/2 cup For Frying Chicken
2whole Egg Whites
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING GRAVY
1/2 cup Orange Juice (Store Bought or Homemade )
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar (OR White Sugar OR Honey)
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Sesame Oil or Vegetable Oil
Salt to Taste
Crushed Red Pepper-1tsp
Garlic-2 (Chopped )
Sesame seeds -1tsp (roasted)
Zest Of 1 Orange-1tsp (just peel the skin of the orange)
Spring Onion -2tbsp (chopped ) for garnishing
In a large bowl, whisk together the Cornflour and egg whites with a fork until almost frothy, about 1 minute. Add the chicken to the mixture about 1 minute ,allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.Meanwhile you make the sauce.
HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE
Add oil in a pan...
Add chopped garlic fry them until light brown Add minced ginger
Add orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar,salt, crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp orange zest, whisk together. Heat until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
Whisk together the cornflour and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and add to the sauce. Mix in and thicken for 1 minute. (If sauce gets overly thick, just add little bit water and whisk in.)
HOW TO FRY CHICKEN
Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot .
In batches, carefully drop a few pieces of chicken into the oil (drop them in one by one to keep them from sticking together) and move it around on medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until light golden.
Let the pieces drain on a plate lined with paper towels for 2 to 3 minutes.
HOW TO TOSS CHICKEN INTO THE SAUCE
Add the chicken into the sauce,
Toss the chicken in the sauce an
Serve immediately with orange zest , Rosted Sesame seeds and chopped spring onions on the top.
Enjoy it with any Chinese Fried Rice....I will post Fried Rice Recipe very soon.
If you liked this dish....Please give your valuable feedbacks how it was...what more ingredients neef to be added. ..