Orange you glad we are still craving Chinese food?? While Chinese restaurants ar…

Orange you glad we are still craving Chinese food?? While Chinese restaurants are just beginning to open up, I still had some dishes I wanted to try. This is a little bit of a labor love, but it does come together quickly in the end, as dinnerthendessert forewarned us in her recipe description. It was all worth it because: All. Plates. Cleared. Two things: I got all ingredients prepped and ready to go, because there isn’t really ever a lot of time when stir frying (used our wedding shower wok: 25 years and counting). And, I threw in broccoli to stir fry in orange sauce at the end. Enjoy! 👩🏻‍🍳. https://dinnerthendessert.com/panda-express-orange-chicken-copycat/. Orange Chicken
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN:
* 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
* 1 egg
* 1 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 pinch black pepper
* 2 tbsp oil divided, plus more for frying
* 1/2 cup cornstarch
* 1/4 cup flour
FOR THE SAUCE:
* 1 tablespoon corn starch
* 2 tablespoons rice wine
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 10 tablespoons sugar
* 10 tablespoons white vinegar
* zest of 1 orange
TO FINISH:
* 1 1/2 tbs ginger root minced
* 2 teaspoons garlic minced
* 1/2 tsp hot red chili pepper crushed
Instructions
1. To make the sauce combine the 1 tablespoon cornstarch, rice wine, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, white vinegar and orange zest.
2. To coat the chicken add the egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil into a bowl and whisk together in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, add 1/2 cup corn starch and flour and mix well.
4. In a large frying pan or a wok, heat oil in a wok 375 degrees.
5. Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture.
6. Fry the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp.
7. Transfer to a cooling rack and repeat with remaining chicken.
8. When you are done with the chicken, drain most of the oil from the pan (leave about a tablespoon).
10. Add the ginger, garlic and crushed red peppers, cooking for about 10 seconds.
11. Add the orange sauce and bring to boil.
12. Turn off the heat, and add cooked chicken and stir until well mixed.

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