Saturday, March 07, 2015

Chinese Orange Chicken

If Chinese orange chicken is one of your takeout favorites, save some money by making it at home! Oven "Fried" Orange Chicken is an easy orange chicken recipe that's baked instead of fried, so it's a no-guilt and less messy alternative. This oven baked chicken tastes just like your favorite restaurant's version - the chicken is crispy with a flavorful orange sauce. It's the perfect weeknight meal for when that takeout craving strikes.

Yield: Makes 6 Servings

Oven-Fried Orange Chicken

A quick and easy version of orange chicken that is usually fried. Perfect for a weeknight meal and better than take-out!

•5 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
•2 eggs, beaten
•2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
•1/2 cup all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 cups orange juice, fresh squeezed
•1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
•3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
•3 tablespoons Mirin
•1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha
•3 garlic cloves, minced
•1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated fine
•1 tablespoon cornstarch
•Toasted Sesame seeds
•Green Onions, snipped

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
2.Using 2 pie plates, add the beaten eggs to one and toss the panko and flour in the other. Dredge each chicken piece in the egg and then in the panko mixture and add to the prepared baking tray. Repeat with remaining chicken. Bake for 10 minutes and turn the pieces, then continue to cook for another 10 minutes, or until chicken is done to your liking.
3.Meanwhile, add the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, sriracha, garlic and ginger to a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil, stir occasionally, turn heat down to low. When the chicken is just about done, add the cornstarch to the orange juice mixture and bring to a boil. Heat until thickened enough to coat a spoon. Remove from the heat.
4.In a large serving bowl add the cooked chicken and top with the orange sauce, toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and serve with steamed white rice.

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