Recipe by scarlett
"A great orange chicken dish!"
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packed brown sugar
crushed red pepper flakes
Chinese five-spice powder
grated orange peel
1 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
uncooked white rice
chopped green onions for garnish
We enjoyed this dish. I took other's advice and doubled the sauce, ( I didn't double the red pepper flakes, though). Should have went with my gut and not used as much cornstarch slurry as it called for. I doubled it since I doubled the sauce and it was very thick and not very sauce like. Next time will slowly add in cornstarch slurry until I like the consistancy. I will make this again as it was quick and easy! Served with green beans and eggrolls.
Try dusting the chicken in a flavored conrnstarch mixture. The chicken will get a nice crust on it and the sauce will thicken as well.
Best thing i have ever made in my entire life and i can cook pretty good. This is actually better then if you go out and get orange chicken at the cheesecake factory wow we will be eating this on a regular basis
I really liked this. I used cayenne powder instead Chinese 5 spice because I didn't have any. The sauce is a lot like the sauce on Chinese takeout sweet garlic ribs.
This was really good - I only made one minor modification to the recipe, and that was to add cayenne instead of the red pepper flakes. Next time I make this, I will not use the cornstarch/water mixture because after reducing, the sauce is thick enough without having to thicken it further.
This is awesome! We just finished eating dinner and I got ablsolute raves from everyone (including 3 kids)! I had extra time so I marinated the chicken in orange juice and soy sauce. Don't know if it changed the outcome of the tast but it was delicious. Better than any local "chinese takeout" Thank You!
Awesome recipe!! As for a previous reviewer's comment about the ratio of water to rice: it depends what kind of rice you make. Brown rice is 2c water for 1c rice, some sticky rice is 1c to 1c.
Thought this was pretty good. I did double the sauce but thought it was a bit too sweet. So I will decrease the amount of brown sugar next time. The chicken came out a bit chewy even though I only browned it for about 6 minutes. I don't think the chicken needs to brown that long if it is going to simmer in the sauce for 30 minutes. Added mushrooms to the sauce and served over jasmine rice. Might also try to add other veggies next time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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