Restaurant Style Chinese Orange Chicken With Spring Peas

"I like to serve over steamed brown rice."
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  • Orange Sauce:

  • In small bowl, combine orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch and orange zest. Set aside.
  • Chicken:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites and water. Stir in chicken pieces.
  • In a pie plate, stir together cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper with a fork or clean whisk.
  • Taking a few pieces of chicken at a time, dip chicken into the flour mixture.
  • In a large skillet, add vegetable oil to cover pan to a 1/2-inch depth. Heat skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Brown chicken, a few pieces at a time. Remove chicken and allow to drain on paper-towel lined plate or rack. Continue until all chicken is browned. (Note: You may need to adjust heat up or down to maintain oil temperature as you cook.) Set aside.
  • Stir-fry:

  • In a separate skillet or wok, heat 1-2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant (just a few seconds). Stir in green onions, red pepper flakes, and peas.
  • Add orange sauce and stir until thickened.
  • Stir in chicken and simmer until evenly coated and heated through.
  • Serve over steamed rice.

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  1. What an absolutely fantastic recipe-we totally loved this!!<br/>Sweet,spicy sauce...crisp succulent chicken....just delicious!!<br/>We'll be eating this one again and again!!
  2. OMG This was just excellent. All the flavors went so well together. My chicken turned out very crisp, which we loved. I also added a little more red pepper flakes, cut the salt to 1/4 tsp for personal preferences and cut the peas (which I used frozen peas) to about 1/4 cup and used 2 green onions. Thanks so much for sharing. Will make this again. Made for PRMR :)
  3. The chicken breasts I had for this dish were huge so used 4 of them & made the recipe as given! I'm always on the lookout for great new ways to fix chicken since we eat a lot of it, & this one was absolutely outstanding, but then we do enjoy fruity tastes with many of our meats, so . . . Served it over brown rice & it was a major hit! Next time I'll share it with company! Many thanks for sharing it with us! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  4. Absolutely delicious! I added more red pepper flakes so it had this sweet/spicy thing going on...and it was so good!
  5. Makes a wonderful rice bowl. Enjoyed the crispiness of the chicken coated with all that yummy sweet and spicy sauce. The red pepper flakes add just the right amount of heat. Made as written and would not change a thing. Thanks so much for the tasty post.


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