Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Orange Honey Chicken

Orange Honey Chicken

     A traditional Chinese dish that you can easily find in any American/Chinese restaurant on the buffet along with other typical take out items is that of Honey Chicken.  I thought about taking that item and spinning it with a new twist. Another flavor that you might also find in Asian cuisines: orange.  I thought it would be a perfect idea to combine the sweetness of the honey and citrus of the orange and add it to a great Chinese fried chicken.  Served it over a little lo mein noodles and you find yourself with a good weeknight meal.  Orange Honey Chicken.

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 4 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs rice wine
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy
  • 1 tsp diced ginger
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp diced garlic
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbs cornstarch

In a small bowl combine the egg whites and cornstarch.  Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces.  Toss into the cornstarch egg mixture. Heat a wok over medium high heat with enough oil to fry some chicken.  Toss in a few pieces of coated chicken and fry until golden brown. About 3-5 minutes each side. 

     Remove and drain.  Once chicken is all complete I discarded the oil into a receptacle.  With a little oil still left in the wok quickly sauté the ginger, orange zest, and garlic until fragrant.  Pour in and mix the rice wine, orange juice, soy, and honey until the mixture becomes thick.  Toss back in the chicken and coat.  Serve over your favorite lo mein or rice dish.  Another homemade Chinese dish that you can add to your recipe box. Serves about 1-2 people.


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