Orange Chicken

Crispy chunks of deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze with complex orange flavor. The Chinese take-out classic, made in your own kitchen.

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (I used Simply Orange)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 packed tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, Dash crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed, a little grated or minced ginger, 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying


Directions

  • 1

    For the chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and egg whites with a fork until almost frothy, about 1 minute. Add the chicken to the mixture and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes

  • 2

    For the sauce: Meanwhile, put the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic and ginger in a small nonstick skillet and whisk. Heat until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 5 minutes.

  • 3

    Whisk together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch slurry to the sauce. Mix in and thicken for 1 minute.

  • 4

    Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 350 degrees F. Carefully drop the chicken into the oil and move it around, flipping gently, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Let the pieces drain on a plate lined with paper towels for 2 to 3 minutes. Then drop them back into the oil for 1 minute to really solidify the coating.

  • 5

    Toss the chicken in the sauce and serve.

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