Chinkity China the Chinese Chicken

On Friday, I had a hankering for Orange Chicken.

I absolutely Love, LURVE, Luv the orange chicken from Trader Joes, but I don't ever get to make it out there. I thought that I would try to make it at home.

And I succeeded, with little effort. I paired these with mediocre pot stickers. I am still working on a recipe for those, but the Orange Chicken was actually really good. (I really need to find new adjectives to describe my eats.)

I even ate the leftovers before Josh had a chance to take them to work.

Orange Chicken
2 boneless skinless Chicken Thighs
Salt to taste
White Pepper to taste
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon grated ginger
1 Teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1/2 Teaspoon Crush Red Peppers
1/4 Cup Green onions
1 tablespoon of White Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
Bell Peppers, to taste

Orange Sauce
2 Tablespoons Tamari
2 Tablespoons Water
5 Tablespoons Sugar
5 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
3 Tablespoons of OJ Concentrate

  1. Place chicken pieces in large bowl.
  2. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well.
  3. Stir cornstarch and flour together.
  4. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
  5. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  6. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp.
  7. (Do not overcook chicken).
  8. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  9. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
  11. Add ginger, garlic, bell peppers, and pineapple and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds.
  12. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions.
  13. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.
  14. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.
  15. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  16. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken.
  17. Heat until sauce is thickened.
  18. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired.
  19. Serve over Long Grain Brown Rice.
Disclaimer: It just occurred to me that Chinkity China may be a racial slur. I was mimicking a song from my youth. Please acknowledge this.


Sara said...

Barenaked Ladies!

joanet said...

Looks good. I will try!
Greetengs from Barcelona