I am a picky eater, so when it comes to eating outside, especially in this country where you have to choose wisely were you eat for so many reasons, I think twice eating out and prefer cooking food myself.
Do you enjoy preparing dishes like this one? I do! They usually come out tasting so delicious that it makes me want to open a Chinese restaurant. I enjoy eating oriental style food, and this orange chicken dish is one of my favorites. I get to use oranges from our farm to prepare it which makes it even more special. I have used both, sweet oranges and sour oranges.
This American Chinese fast food dish normally consists battered fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet thick orange chili glaze like sauce. The recipe I share today is a skinny version of the orange chicken because I do not prepare the flour batter, nor fry the chicken first. It is a much healthier version, but with the same great taste! This delightful recipe can also be prepared with mandarin orange instead for a very different and exotic flavor. Enjoy!
Spicy Orange ChickenIngredients:
2 pound of Chicken breast (900 grams)
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chicken stock
½ cup orange or mandarin juice (1½ oranges)
⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon of orange or mandarin zest
4 cloves of garlic, mashed ¼ teaspoon ground ginger Pinch of red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
Green onions to garnish (optional)
Cooked broccoli to serve
Cut chicken breast into cubes. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, add the chicken and cooked until evenly browned about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To make the sauce: while chicken is cooking mix the broth, orange juice, honey, orange zest, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Pour into heated skillet where chicken was cooked. Reduce to medium fire and cook until sauce has reduced and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Remove from heat and pour over the chicken. Mixed thoroughly with a spoon, pour over cooked broccoli and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve with white rice or chow fan.
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