Monday, July 19, 2010

Crispy Orange Chicken



I have stumbled upon another great recipe in our America's Most Wanted cook book, this time it is from the fabulous restaurant of Apple Bee's. I can honestly say that I have never tried this dish in the restaurant so I have nothing to compare it to, but it turned out scrumptious. We really love Asian food and it has gotten so expensive to go out for it so making this recipe at home was a big winner for us. It could not be any easier, more cost effective and downright delish!


3 - Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (cut into cubes)
1 - Egg (beaten)
1 1/2 Tsp. - Salt
1/4 Tsp. - Ground Pepper
1 Tbs. - Vegetable Oil
1 C. - Flour
1 Tsp. - Cornstarch

Glaze:

1 Tsp. - Minced Garlic
1 C. - Orange Juice
1/2 C. - Hoisin Sauce
1/4 C. - Sugar
1 Tbs. - Sesame Seeds
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Place the chicken into a bowl along with the egg and oil, stir to combine. In another bowl mix the flour and cornstarch together. Dredge the chicken in small batches in the flour mixture until evenly coated, then cook in a deep fryer set at 375 degrees for 4 minutes then drain on paper towel, continue cooking the chicken until all pieces are fried. While you are cooking the batches of chicken make the sauce, in a sauce pan add a little more oil and sauté the garlic over medium heat just until tender, be careful not to burn it. Add the remaining items and bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, then turn down to simmer and let reduce until thick, make sure to keep an eye on it and stir constantly so it does not burn. We served the chicken over jasmine rice and drizzle the sauce over the top; this chicken would also be good with a sweet and sour sauce or putting the sesame seeds into the batter and serving it alongside egg fu yung brown gravy for dipping.


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8 comments:

Melody said...

That is very economical and it looks amazing!!!

Donna-FFW said...

The glaze sounds so tasty! Sounds like a fun book!

Sonya said...

This looks so yummie! I have that on my list to try aswell. I have that whole cookbook marked with recipes to try!

Cheryl said...

That looks pretty yummy!

biz319 said...

That is one of my favorite dishes - yum!

Congrats on making Tastespotting!!

Mei Teng said...

Wow...these are really yummy orange chicken. Excellent photography too! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

i have chicken breasts thawing in the fridge right now....gues what's for dinner tonight! this looks and sounds so scumptious!

Julie said...

I made this this week and we loved it. I'll post it at some point and link you up...thanks!

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