Orange Peel Chicken and Bacon over Rice

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

I love Orange Chicken and I usually order it when we eat at our favorite Chinese Restaurant; and I also love "Bacon"..now I see that it is also an option at Panda Express..so I took my recipe for sweet and Sour Pork and adapted it to this recipe--and I have to say it turned out delicious...so please give it a try Kitchen Crew!
Crispy Orange Beef
Sweet and Sour Pork by Pat Duran

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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

MARINADE:

1 large
egg white or 3 tablespoons liquid egg white
1/2 tsp
salt, pepper. and garlic powder
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
10 slice
smoked bacon or maple flavored
1 lb
chicken breast tenderloins,skinless and boneless, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 c
corn starch-- a little more may be needed
olive or canola oil for frying

ORANGE SAUCE:

1/3 c
orange juice, fresh
1/3 c
white wine or chicken broth
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
tomato sauce
1 tsp
mild chili paste or chili powder
1 tsp
sesame seed oil
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 Tbsp
chopped green onion plus some tops
1 medium
orange-the peel grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Marinade:
Combine the egg white,salt,pepper,garlic powder and sugar in a bowl and stir until sugar has dissolved.Set aside.
Cut chicken into bite sized pieces; add chicken pieces to the marinade and stir to coat well.Set aside.
Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in a large skillet until crispy. Set bacon aside to drain on paper towel. Reserve drippings.
2
Orange Sauce:
In a bowl,combine white wine, orange juice,tomato sauce,sugar, seasoned rice wine vinegar,sesame seed oil, soy sauce, chili paste and the cornstarch; stir to blend. Set aside.
3
Using the skillet and the reserved dripping from the bacon, heat skillet over high heat,then add the green onion and orange peel and stir for 20 seconds, make sure you don't burn the peel. Now pour the sauce mixture and scrapings into the skillet and cook, stirring frequently until the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in the bacon pieces.
4
Prepare Chicken:
In another large skillet add enough oil to stir fry with and heat to 350^ to 375^.
Remove chicken from marinade and place the pieces and the 1/2 cup or more of cornstarch in a plastic baggie and shake well until chicken pieces are covered with cornstarch. Shake off excess cornstarch and fry pieces in the hot oil until golden brown , about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove chicken from oil , drain well on paper towels.
Add fried chicken to the heated Orange Sauce, stir for about 1 minute, then serve over cooked rice. Enjoy!
Fried Rice Chinese Restaurant Style

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy