13/03/2015

ORANGE CHICKEN

             

                         



                 ORANGE  CHICKEN 

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
1Tablespoons Cornflour 
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 )
 Ginger-2 minced
 Cornflour-1tbsp 
Sesame  seeds -1tsp (roasted)
Zest Of 1 Orange-1tsp  (just peel the skin of the orange)
Water-1/2cup
Spring  Onion -2tbsp  (chopped )  for garnishing



PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

FOR CHICKEN

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. ..

Happy  Cooking.

                             




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