45 Min Orange Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • white pepper
  • oil ( for frying)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch, plus
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour

Orange Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 orange, zest of

Directions

Prep time 15 mn | Total time 45 mn | Serving 6

  1. Place chicken pieces in large bowl, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together 1/2 cup of the cornstarch and the flour.
  4. Coat chicken pieces with egg mixture, then add to flour mixture, stirring to coat
  5. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  6. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp.
  7. (Do not overcook chicken).
  8. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  9. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
  11. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds.
  12. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions.
  13. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.
  14. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.
  15. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  16. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken.
  17. Heat until sauce is thickned.
  18. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired.
  19. Serve over jasmine rice.

Nutritional information

  • Serving Size: 1 (228 g)
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Calories 305.5
  • Calories from Fat 46
  • Total Fat 5.2g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1g
  • Cholesterol 128.0mg
  • Sugars 10.7 g
  • Sodium 1027.4mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26.7g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g
  • Sugars 10.7 g
  • Protein 34.4g

SmartPoints: 9

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