Mama's Orange Chicken

12
Vickiala Edmonds

By
@VickialaE

When my husband would order orange chicken he would complain about the lack of flavor. Browsing the internet I notice that some orange sauces use little or no orange juice at all. I figured I'll make it using my barbeque sauce recipe, replacing the tomatoes past with 100% orange juice and orange zest. Lets just say my husband doesn't order orange chicken anymore.

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Sweet, tangy, and bursting with flavor we loved this orange chicken. Vickiala hit it out of the park with these fantastic wings. There is a lot of breading mixture and sauce leftover. You'll have enough to make a double batch of chicken. Good thing, because you'll want to make extra. This would be great with chicken tenders too. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • ORANGE CHICKEN

  • 4 lb
    party chicken wings (or boneless)
  • 1/4 c
    ground sea salt (or table salt)
  • 1/4 c
    ground peppercorn (or black pepper)
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 c
    peanut oil (or vegetable)
  • ORANGE CHICKEN SAUCE

  • 1 c
    water, cold
  • 1/3 c
    white vinegar
  • 2 c
    100% orange juice
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger root (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed dried red peppers (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
    cold water

How to Make Mama's Orange Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Rinse chicken in a large colander. Set the colander in the sink to remove excess water.
  2. Pour peanut oil into the frying pan or deep fryer using medium heat setting.
  3. In a large freezer bag combine sea salt, peppercorn, and all-purpose flour. Seal bag and toss for 10 sec.
  4. Add pieces of chicken into flour mixture toss bag until chicken is coated.
  5. Carefully place chicken into hot oil frying 10-15 minutes on both sides or until golden brown. Remove chicken place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. In a large saucepan combine 1 cup of water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce over medium heat. Stir for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in brown sugar, garlic, orange zest, ginger, and red pepper. Bring to a boil.
  8. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of cold water into corn starch. Stir until dissolved. Slowly stir corn starch mixture into orange sauce until thickens.
  9. Pour over chicken toss until well coated. This is also great over shrimp, pork, or beef.

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About Mama's Orange Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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