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Orange Chicken?

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posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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When we moved to Arizona from our Central California home we left behind a terrific Chinese Restaurant.

Cafeteria Style, but I think there were only a few patrons who didn't order the orange chicken.
Bite size and a touch larger they were.

I've seen a few orange chicken barbecue (BBQ) recipes I want to try.

Sweetie doesn't think the taste will come close since she's of the opinion the restaurant orange chicken is deep fried in batter and then slathered with the sweet tasting orange sauce.

I think the chicken is cooked in a Wok and the orange sauce put on near the end of cooking so it doesn't carmelize very much at all.

Any recipes you've tried that you like?

I'm wondering if there is a marinade involved?
Hope so, BBQ'd chicken seems to do best when basted every time you turn it - which is often over a hot fire.

I went so far as to buy a jar of orange marmalade yesterday since most of the recipes I see call for it as a main ingredient.

My thoughts are to BBQ the chicken as usual and add the sauce near the end.




posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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I love orange chicken! In fact, I had that for lunch today when I went out shopping with a friend. Don't you hate moving to a new place and losing all your favorite places to eat?



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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Mmmm Orange chicken.



I made this last week, got the reipe from About.com
Hopefully it tastes somewhat like you remembered.

I haven't been posting on BTS in a while, and although adding my thoughts to ATS threads isn't my forte, I do love to read. Time to get back into it.

I do love to cook


You're right about the marinade!

Ingredients: 4 Chicken breasts

Marinade:
2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Sauce:
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon chile paste
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 slice ginger, minced
Oil for stir-frying, as needed

Preparation:
Place the cubed chicken in a bowl, and add the marinade ingredients. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.

While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce ingredients and the garlic and ginger.

Heat the wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry until aromatic.

Add the chicken and stir-fry until it changes color. Push up to the sides of the wok, making a well in the middle. Add the sauce.

Combine the sauce and the chicken. Stir-fry for another minute and serve hot.

I dont have an authentic wok, I used a poor mans pot for this, but it tasted alright.

Good luck!






 
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