This is my favorite dish to eat from the Chinese menu. Ok maybe along with steamed dumplings, lo mein, and general tso's chicken. I never knew how easy it was to make until about a year ago when I finally mastered it! Plus you know where it's coming from. Put this along side my pineapple fried rice and you have a simple easy quick meal. If you don't want to fry the chicken you can easily bake it at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Another one of my vices fried food; ugh! I just have to indulge once in a blue moon. If you love Chinese and need a good go to dish to make at home give this try! I hope everyone stays warm (we have snow finally here on the island) and has a great week!
1 1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup orange marmalade (this is the secret ingredient)
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
For the slurry:
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
Pour 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown sugar,orange marmalade ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and let simmer.
In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, corn starch, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.
Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water (making a slurry); stir into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with green onion.
Serve warm along side pineapple fried rice.
*Shared over at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Trick Or Treat Tuesday, Tasteful Tuesdays, Tuesday Talent Show, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Marvelous Monday