If you know me well, you know that I love orange chicken. It's one of the foods I'm always interested in eating. =)
Since I love it so much, it stands to reason that I would develop my own recipe. My recipe is a combination of several from various places on the internet, with many alterations of my own. Now I can honestly say that my homemade orange chicken is best I've ever tasted. Yes, it's even better than Panda Express. =) And it isn't difficult to make either, it just takes some time.
The other thing I love about making my own orange chicken is that I can freeze portions of it to reheat later, when I don't feel like making dinner. And it tastes just as delicious reheated. While the chicken is thawing, I start by making the sauce, the important part:
Then add a little:
Dried works just as well. =)
Now is also a good time to chop up some green onions.
Keep whisking over low heat until your sauce is nice and thick:
Now, on to the chicken! Cut it into small pieces, less than an inch each. In a separate bowl, mix together some flour, pepper, and salt:
Mix the chicken pieces into the eggs, then sprinkle a handful of pieces on top of the flour mixture:
Once the chicken is coated and the oil is hot (about 350 degrees Fahrenheit), lift out some chicken pieces with a slotted spoon, shake slightly to get rid of any loose flour, and drop in the hot oil. If the oil is the right temperature, they will boil like crazy.
When the chicken starts to get golden, lift it out with a different slotted spoon and set it on the paper towels to drain, then mix it up with some of that amazing orange sauce.
Are you hungry yet? I am!
Make this, just once, and just try to tell me you don't love it.
Here is the entire recipe:
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