Ok you guys, how fabulous does that chicken right there look?!?! This Orange Chicken is so much better then takeout and I love that making it at home means we control the quality of the ingredients! Lets be honest, we all do it, order in on those crazy days but really the amount of salt in Chinese take out is crazy and I know it because my fingers turn fat! Tender pieces of chicken breast in a very light coating, fried until golden and tossed in an incredibly yummy homemade asian orange sauce!
I know, typically i’d skip the frying and bake but certain things just need that hot oil to cook up right and this Orange Chicken is one of those times. The coating is simple; the chunks of chicken breast as tossed in a mix of milk and egg then into cornstarch seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder. The sauce honestly couldn’t be any easier! I used an all natural orange marmalade, bbq sauce, soy sauce, water, garlic powder and a little cornstarch. You pop everything into a pop, blend together with an immersion blender and simmer for about 10 minutes until thickened.
As soon as you toss the hot chicken into that sauce, oh the aroma is wonderful!!! I finished the chicken off with some fresh sliced scallions. Served along with steamed broccoli and brown rice. This was a grew dinner and I hope you all give it a try.