Monday, February 8, 2010

Orange Chicken 陈皮鸡

Orange Chicken is one of the popular Chinese-American dish of Hunan origin.It's a dish commonly found anywhere anytime where there is a Chinese take out restaurant available .This dish is also similar with Sesame Chicken and General Tso Chicken .Basically all this dish used the same method of cooking,the only different is the flavor of the sauce.Some Chinese restaurant prefer to use dark meat(thigh or whole leg) because it's taste better and moist and some prefer to used white meat(boneless breast) because of health conscience.


2-3 lbs or 2 large pieces boneless white meat chicken,cut strip about 1 1/2 inch
1/4 cup corn flour + 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp seasalt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground white pepper
1 egg
enough oil for deep fry
1 head broccoli,cut floret,wash and steamed


3 cloves garlic,peeled and chopped
5 tbsp water or orange juice
3 tbsp corn starch + cold water,dissolve
3 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar or white sugar is OK
3 tbsp Chinese fermented rice wine
1 orange,peel the skin only (thin not the white part)
1 tbsp pepper crush(optional)

1:Marinated cut chicken with salt,sugar and ground pepper for 30 minutes or longer.
2:Heat fryer or deep aluminum skillet with oil at 350 F.Beat egg into marinated chicken ,mix well.Coat chicken with flour mixture well,shake excess flour before place into hot oil,fry batches until lightly golden brown .Remove cooked chicken from oil,set aside.
3:Heat skillet with 2 tbsp oil,peeled orange and chopped garlic.Fry garlic until fragrant before pour in all the sauce ingredients except corn flour dissolved.When sauce is bubbly ,add in corn flour mixture.Check the seasoning before pour in fried chicken,mix well and dish our immediately.
4:Meanwhile steam broccoli in microwave for 2 minutes.Display steamed broccoli around the plate with cooked orange chicken.Serve warm with rice or noodle.


Angie's Recipes said...

The glaze makes the chicken so tempting!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Lovely glaze and it look yummmy !

CathJ said...

Looks yummy... I am drooling... must try... ^_^

mycookinghut said...

The chicken looks so glossy... yum!

Big Boys Oven said...

wah I would definitely love this dish! :)

noobcook said...

I have a lot of orange peel in my freezer from making green bean soup. I have to try this one day :)

pigpigscorner said...

Love the glaze! I'm drooling all over the comp now.

Pete said...

Nice fruitty taste of orange!

Wishing you and your family a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!

tigerfish said...

Must be very appetizing and tantalizing!

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you guys for the kind words!! Kong Hei Fatt Chai!!

petite nyonya said...

orange chicken is so befitting CNY! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you & all at home!! Wish you more & more "fatt"!

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