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A Recipe for this Insane Crispy Orange Chicken Idea
Insane Crispy Orange Chicken Idea
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 portions 1x
- Category: Dinner Recipes
Orange Chicken is made with boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces, coated, and then fried until golden and crispy. This orange sauce is heavenly and a must try!
- 600g chicken fillet cut into bite size pieces
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
Sauce for the Chicken
- 5 tbsp. soy sauce
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup of chicken stock **
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- Sprinkle of red chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp. corn starch
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 2 tsp corn starch
For the rice
- 1 cup of rice
- Colored Peppers
- 1/2 onion
- Salt, Pepper, Thyme and Rosemary
Mix above together and season with a little salt and pepper and marinate for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, add 2 tbsp cornflour (Maizena).
Coat chicken evenly.
Mix 1 cup flour with 1 beaten egg and 1/3 (one third) cup of water.
Add this batter to the chicken and coat well.
Deep fry in small batches until golden brown and crispy.
For the sauce
In a pot, bring it to a boil.
Mix 2 tsp cornflour with a little water to make a slurry and add to the sauce to thicken slightly.
Remove and allow to cool.
For the rice
Cook 1 cup of rice
Chop up some mushrooms, carrots, colored peppers.
You also need sweetcorn and ½ chopped onion.
Fry onion in butter, add all the vegetables.
Add salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary to taste.
Cook for 5 minutes and add to rice.
Serve with Crispy Orange Chicken.
Coat fried chicken pieces in the sauce and keep some for serving with noodles or rice.
Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.
**For the chicken stock: You can also use the powdered chicken stock and dilute as needed.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 748
- Sugar: 26
- Sodium: 2434
- Fat: 17
- Saturated Fat: 5
- Unsaturated Fat: 8
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 82
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 66
- Cholesterol: 200
Keywords: orange chicken and rice, the orange chicken snob, orange chicken delish, orange chicken easy recipe tasty
As per Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs
I tried this Insane Crispy Orange Chicken Idea today, and I must say, I absolutely love it, it’s too delicious.
Instead of using orange juice (as per the recipe), I substituted and used 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and I added some chili flakes and as well as a tsp Masada, so go ahead and try this out and let us know what you think of this Insane Crispy Orange Chicken Idea.
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8 thoughts on “Insane Crispy Orange Chicken Idea”
My hubby LOVES orange chicken. This recipe looks like another keeper! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Laurie. Yes as you can see from the review, other friends already made it and raved about it. Once you made it, please will you rate the recipe and add your review for me. Thanks in advancee
I made this yesterday for our evening meal. My batter was egg free though because my Little Miss Nine has an egg allergy.
She’s starting to become more adventurous with her food so I was delighted that she enjoyed this with us.
We also cooked the rice in the left over chicken stock and added finely chopped red pepper. That’s as adventurous as we got with that part!
So all in all, a very successful Insane Orange Chicken dinner!
Dear Gloria, WOW thank you so much for your feedback and update. I am so glad to hear how you have changed and adapted you recipe. So happy that you all enjoyed it.
If possible may I respectfully ask if you will rate and add a review on the post for us. Thanks in advance
Could I shallow fry these? I don’t have a deep fat frier. Or oven cook maybe?
Hi Gloria, Thank you for checking this out, and, yes you can shallow fry it. I used a regular pan with a high rim and added a fair amount of oil (not only a thin layer) and it worked perfectly, you do not need to deep fry them. Please let me know once done how they turned out, as I would love to hear from you.
I sure will Esme!
Enjoy it and thanks in advance