Orange Chicken

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I am a mom. I do mom things. But now I am a cool mom because I made an instructable.

Intro: Orange Chicken

This is one of my family's favorite meals! You don't need any fancy ingredients to make this.

3 boneless chicken breasts (serves 6 in my house)
Corn starch for dredging
Cooking oil

Sauce:
1 cup Orange marmalade
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. Mirin (optional)
1/2 tsp fresh minced ginger
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Black pepper to taste

Step 1: Prep the Chicken Breasts for Frying

Cut up the chicken breast in bite size chunks. The more consistent you are with the size of the pieces, the more even your frying time will be.

Dredge the chicken pieces in corn starch, coating them evenly.

Step 2: Fry It Up

Use your preferred frying method. I used a mixture of vegetable oil and coconut oil. Shake off excess corn starch before adding your chicken to the oil. Keep in mind not to over crowd the pan and warm up the oil on medium heat and turn it down if the chicken begins to brown too fast.

Step 3: Make the Sauce

While your chicken is frying, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Turn the heat to low and let the sauce simmer while your chicken cooks. Stir occasionally. You can turn the heat off if your pan will keep the sauce warm. It will thicken some while it cools.

Step 4: Serve

You can pour your sauce over all of your cooked chicken and turn to coat or serve the sauce on the side.
Orange chicken goes well with steamed rice, vegetables and homemade egg rolls.

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Brooke_Tastee

1 year ago

wow this was some of the best I've ever had! Did you make egg rolls too? Wow you should really put more recipes on here!

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lgoomsBrooke_Tastee

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you! I did make the egg rolls too, but it's not my recipe. I followed the instructions on the eggroll wrapper package! If you ask me, I think they taste way better than the Chinese restaurant ones, and far and above the frozen grocery store egg rolls

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lgoomsashleyjlong

Reply 2 years ago

It's SO good. There weren't any leftovers though. :/ :D