I had orange shrimp at PF Changs not too long ago, and so I thought I'd try my hand at orange chicken at home. I was a little nervous as Asian fare usually seems complicated, but I found this very easy to follow. I personally would have liked it a little more savory than sweet, so I would add more soy next time. Otherwise it was really good!
* 1 cup orange juice * 1 tablespoon grated orange zest * 1/4 cup soy sauce * 1 teaspoon salt * 3 cloves garlic, chopped * 1 tablespoon brown sugar * 3 tablespoons vegetable oil * 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes (I only used one very large chicken breast) * 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour * 1 cup bean sprouts (optional) * 1 (6 ounce) package crispy chow mein noodles *I also used about 2 cups of frozen veggies- I added them in with the chicken
1. In a small bowl combine the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, salt, garlic and brown sugar. Mix well. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. When oil begins to bubble, add chicken. Saute until cooked through (no longer pink inside), about 7 to 10 minutes. 3. Add orange sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce begins to bubble. Add flour, a little bit at a time, until sauce has thickened to your liking. Add bean sprouts and cook for 1 minute; serve hot over chow mein noodles.
My Notes: I definitely had enough sauce, but if you are going to make it with 4 pieces of chicken, I would increase the amount, but I like things saucy!
I'm Molly, a newlywed living in SE Michigan. I'm really enjoying married life in our new home! I am trying my hardest to keep a happy household and that includes full stomachs! We are constantly making improvements to our house and trying new recipes and just wanted a place to house all that! Enjoy and thanks for taking a look!