Best Orange Chicken ever!

CHINESE ORANGE CHICKEN

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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My kids and hubby both give this one two thumbs up!

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 cup 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided

2 large eggs, beaten

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

2-3 green onions, thinly sliced

 

FOR THE MARINADE

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha, (or more, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or ¼ tsp. ground ginger)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

To make the marinade, whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, Sriracha, ginger and pepper in a large bowl.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and 2/3 cup of the marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

Heat the remaining marinade in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoons water. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened about 1-2 minutes; keep warm.

Working with 2-3 pieces at a time, dip the chicken into the eggs, then dredge in remaining 1 cup cornstarch, pressing to coat.

Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Working in batches, add chicken and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.

Tossed or drizzle chicken with the marinade, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired. Serve with white rice.

 

Adapted from Damn Delicious

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