Sunday, February 23, 2014

Orange chicken (my 100th post :) :) )


Hurray !!!! Here is my 100th post and its the famous orange chicken. At this happy occasion, I would like to thank each and every one of my friends and supporters who constantly encouraging me by your likes and shares.

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Orange chicken

Ingredients (serves for 3)


For the sauce :


water - 1 1/2 cups (1 cup size = 240 ml)
orange juice - 2 tablespoon
lemon juice - 1/4 cup
rice vinegar - 1/3 cup
soy sauce - 2 tablespoon
orange zest - 1 tablespoon ( zest is the outer peel of the fruit, no white pith attached. You can remove the zest from the fruit using shredder or just peel off using an ordinary potato peeler )
brown sugar - 1 cup
minced ginger - 1/2 tsp
minced garlic - 1/2 tsp
spring onion - 2 tablespoons
red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
corn flour - 3 tablespoon


Chicken:

boneless and skinless chicken breast pieces - 2
all-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
salt - 1/4 tsp
pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
olive oil - 3 tablespoon


Method:


  • fine chop spring onion and cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups of water, orange juice , lemon juice, rice vinegar and soy sauce in a vessel and heat it in medium flame
  • add orange zest,  brown sugar, minced garlic, minced ginger, red pepper flakes and chopped spring onion 
     
  • bring it to boil 
  • once it comes to boil, remove it from heat and let it cool down for 15 - 20 minutes
  • Put the chicken pieces in a ziploc / resealable plastic bag or any bowl. once the sauce is cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. You can also prepare the sauce and marinate the chicken pieces overnight. Keep the remaining sauce aside.
  • mix all-purpose flour, salt and pepper.
  • add the marinated chicken pieces.
  • mix well to evenly coat the chicken pieces
  • heat olive oil in a vessel and saute the coated chicken pieces till the chicken gets cooked and color becomes golden brown. 
  • once cooked, drain the excess oil in a paper towel
  • in the same vessel, add the remaining sauce we kept earlier and bring it to boil in medium flame
  • mix corn flour in 2 tablespoon of water and pour it in the sauce
  • reduce the heat and add the cooked chicken pieces
  • let it boil . stir once in a while and cook till the sauce becomes thick
  • serve hot with fried rice.


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2 comments :

  1. Congrats dear.. Great to know its already your 100th post. Keep posting many more recipes.. :)

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