I am all about having “Chinese Food” night. Rarely do we get Chinese take-out because making it at home is SO easy and much cheaper than buying it from a restaurant. I found this awesome recipe for orange chicken from blogchef.net. We made it the other night and LOVED it! Thank you Mr. Blogchef! If you haven’t seen his blog yet… you should definitely check it out. His Asian-style recipes all look so good! I usually like to add a little kick to my own by adding Sriracha Sauce or red pepper flakes, but that is just my own personal fancy 😉 I love to serve this with either our Restaurant-style fried rice of our Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein.
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons FRESH orange juice
- ¼ cup FRESH lemon juice
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
- 1 cup packed brown sugar I actually added a little more brown sugar...
- ½ teaspoon ginger root minced
- ½ teaspoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons green onion chopped
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes we added more... again, we like it HOT
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 c. water
Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture and shake in flour mixture to coat. Deep fry chicken in batches at 375 degrees in a deep fryer (or use a wok) until completely cooked.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 1 cup water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil.
Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired add red pepper flakes and garnish with green onions.