This orange chicken recipe has all the basic flavors including orange and lemon taste which is a bit sour, sweetness due to brown sugar and red chili flakes for making it spicy. All these flavors are combined to make this juicy and delicious orange chicken. The good thing is that it can be prepared in very short amount of time.
2 chicken breast (boneless and make small pieces)
1 cup rice flour
1 cup corn flour
½ cup plane flour
1 tspn mustard powder
1 tspn black pepper
1 tspn salt
½ tspn Chinese salt
1 tspn chicken powder
1 tspn baking powder
Oil for deep frying
1 tbspn orange zest
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tspn crushed red pepper
2 cups water
2 tbspn orange juice
3 tbspn soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 tspn ginger (finely chopped)
1/2 tspn garlic (finely chopped)
2 tblspn green onion (chopped)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
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1. Take a sauce pan of good quality, pour water and all the sauces including soya sauce, vinegar, orange juices and lemon juice. Let the sauce mixture to cook for 5-8 mins on medium heat.
2. After that add orange zest, crushed red chili, ginger garlic and brown sugar to the mixture, mix them together and cook for 5-10 mins so that brown sugar dissolves in the mixture completely. After that cool the mixture to room temperature.
3. To cook chicken follow the recipe of KFC chicken.
4. Now in a sauce pan,pour the prepared sauce and when it boils add cornstarch mixture (mix corn flour in 1/4 cup water) to the sauce and when the sauce gets the desire thickness add all the chicken pieces. Cover the pan and let them cook together on slow heat for at least 5 minutes so that chicken pieces absorb the flavor of sauce. Delicious orange chicken is ready to serve.