Orange Chicken

Fried Chicken Fillets in Orange Flavored Sauce


Recipe by :  Ariel Jasa,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Orange Chicken is a popular Chinese dish,  and became a Filipino favorite when the fast food chain Chowking started serving it in their menu.

It is sweet and a little tangy, and always served with rice. 

Quite simple to make, yet very flavorful --  I just dredged the chicken in flour, fried them up and topped with orange flavored sauce.

Some Chinese recipes would not season the batter, they would rely on the sauce to pump up the flavor.  However, this one is done differently, as I like the orange flavor to be in the chicken as well as the sauce.

Although this may look like a lot of ingredients but mostly are mere pantry staples. Sometimes, I would sometimes use pork, beef or even fish fillets,  but my kids love the chicken, because it reminded them of Chowking's.

My kids love this chicken dish,  and asked me to cook it quite often.  Try making it for dinner tonight!

YOUR SHOPPING LIST:

  • Chicken Breast Fillet
  • Orange Juice
  • Orange Fruit
  • Brown Sugar
  • Knorr Seasoning, Magic Sarap

IN THE PANTRY:

  • Soy Sauce
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cooking Oil

INGREDIENTS

        Chicken Bites Marinade:

  • 1/2 Kilo Chicken breast fillet (cut into bite size 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice - Minute Maid
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

    Dredge
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour, for dredging
  • 1 pack Magic Sarap or 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt

    Sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 piece medium Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-size Ginger
  • 2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Knorr Seasoning
  • Zest and Juice from 2 pieces Orange fruit
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice - Minute Maid
  • 2 tablespoon flour in 3 tablespoons water (for thickening of sauce)
  • Sliced Orange fruit as garnish
  • Enough Oil for sauteing and frying


1    Marinate the chicken in orange juice, salt and pepper for one hour.

2   Mix the all-purpose flour and Magic Sarap, and dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.

3   Shake off excess flour, then fry in batches.  Put the chicken pieces on a platter and set aside.

Make the sauce by sauteing garlic, onion and ginger.  Then add the soy sauce, Knorr, water and half cup orange juice and orange zest.

5   Thicken the sauce by adding the dissolved flour in water(slurry).

6   Pour the sauce on top of the chicken bites, sprinkle some orange zest and garnish with orange slices.

7   Serve with steamed white rice and enjoy!



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