Thursday, March 24, 2011

Honey-Orange Chicken

I'm pretty excited about this new recipe I tried tonight.  This, along with the yummy potstickers Kelly and I made a couple of weeks ago, is turning my kitchen into a regular PF Chang's.  Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but it's fun having Asian-esque dishes to eat at home.


This recipe was adapted from the Honey-Crisp-Chicken at the Crepes of Wrath.

Ingredients for chicken
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs chicken breast (I used one giant piece from the Costco bag, and it was plenty), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 t each of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c cornstarch
  • oil for frying, enough to cover 1 inch
Ingredients for sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 c finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 t ginger
  • 1/2 t powdered mustard
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 t cayenne
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1 t orange zest
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 T cornstarch
  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes and toss with egg.  Toss with flour, salt, pepper, and cornstarch.  Heat oil in pan, so 1 inch is covered.  Add chicken in two or three batches.  Separate chicken if they have stuck together.  Remove chicken and put on paper towel.
  2. For the sauce: Saute garlic and onion a few minutes.  Mix the rest of the ingredients, then add to the garlic and onion.  Heat until it thickens, but don't let it burn.
  3. Add the chicken to the sauce.  
  4. Serve with rice or veggies and enjoy!!!

3 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to trying this, especially because it is Asian-esque, as you say, and there are no weird ingredients! When I see an asian food recipe that I like there is always some expensive, rare item that I don't want to buy.

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  2. I"m making this this weekend. Looks yummy! Mom said she started a blog, do you have her page url?

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  3. This dish looks so pretty and delicious. I'm going to have to try this. Maybe I can incorporate some of the orange jam I made.

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