Monday, September 22, 2008

Orange Chicken

I made this "mock" Orange Chicken dish last week and it was delish!! I found the recipe on this recipe blog and it really was soooo yummy. We've had a hard time finding a consistently favorite chinese place around here and this is the perfect substitute. I think I liked this better than any orange chicken I've had from any Chinese place.

It was a tad time consuming, but really quite easy. Definitely not health food, but so yummy!

Orange Chicken
The Chicken:
3 lbs. Chicken, cut into bite size pieces
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cornstarch
4 eggs with a little milk

Beat the 4 eggs together with a splash of milk. Mix the flour, cornstarch and garlic powder together. Heat some oil in a skillet. Dip the chicken pieces into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and then fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Place chicken in baking dish.

The Sauce:
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons of soy sauce

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in saucepan and bring to boil over medium low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are combined.
Pour sauce over chicken, and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is thouroughly cooked through.

We served it over white rice of course, with brocolli.
Ryan and I both loved this recipe. Ryan wants to try it and tweak it to make a General Tsao's dish.
I thought the kids would love it since it since it's so sweet, but no. They still wanted nothing to do with "yucky chicken". That's okay... more for us!


Mom said...

Really yummy! I am going to cook this soon, however I am going to cut down on the sugar a bit. Thanks for making it while I was visiting. I am sorry I missed the pizza soup though.:)Xoxox

Mom said...

I LOVE this. I do cut the sugar WAY back. Total sugar about 3/4 cup or less. I combine br. sugar. Added orange zest and some juice too. DELICious!!!