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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Orange Chicken


After seeing the advertisements of orange chicken everywhere my husband started asking me to make this at home. As I was little hesitant about how it would taste and if it is sweet then nobody will eat it, so I never made it. But my daughter also started insisting me to try making it and at last gave a try and googled a lot and finalized on this one, which was an eye catcher. This dish was not like what I thought. It was really yummm…


The flour covered, lightly fried chicken pieces are well coated in a sweet orange flavored chilli sauce is a very delicious recipe which will be loved by all and will be finished within minutes.
A lovely Chinese dish which can be made within minutes and is perfect for any occasion. Just try this out and let me know.


Ingredients:
  1. Boneless Chicken pieces- 100gms
  2. Egg- 1 no
  3. Corn Starch- 2 tbsp
  4. Salt- as required
  5. Oil- for deep frying
For the sauce:
  1. Orange Juice- 1 Cup
  2. Garlic (Crushed)- 1 tbsp
  3. Ginger (Crushed)- 1 tbsp
  4. Soy Sauce- 1 tbsp
  5. Orange Zest- 2 tbsp
  6. Sesame Oil- ¼ tsp
  7. Vinegar- 1 tbsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Water- ¼ Cup
  10. Corn Starch- 1 tbsp
  11. Spring Onions- 1 tbsp (for decoration)
Method:
  1. Whisk together the chicken pieces, corn starch, egg and little salt. Keep this aside.
  2. Heat oil for deep frying. When it becomes hot, fry the chicken pieces in batches (do not overlap them) and drain on a kitchen towel.
Meanwhile for the sauce

  1. Take orange juice, crushed or chopped garlic, ginger, soy sauce, orange zest, vinegar and at last salt in a wok.
  2. Mix everything well and bring them to boil.
  3. Whisk cornstarch with water and add 1 or 2 tbsp to the above made sauce to thicken. Switch off the flame after 1 min.
  4. Toss the above fried chicken in to the orange sauce. Mix well, sprinkle some spring onions on top and serve hot.




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