10+ stars! I have found a new favorite recipe. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Scarlett! Now to make note of the slight changes I made (which I don't think affected the quality of the end result, and therefore didn't affect my 5 star rating). I used boneless skinless thighs instead of breasts, just out of personal preference. A lot of reviewers suggested doubling the sauce, so I doubled all the sauce ingredients except the crushed red pepper flakes (again, personal preference, I don't like things too spicy)... and I'm so glad! This sauce is awesome. I wasn't sure you'd be able to taste the orange juice/zest in this since the Chinese 5 spice powder smelled so strongly when it was cooking (not that this was a bad thing, it smelled wonderful), but you can really taste the orange. It's subtle and delicate. A nice balance for the spice and heat. I didn't exactly measure my cornstarch and water... just dumped a spoonful of cornstarch into a bit of water (less than 1/4 cup), and added it slowly until I liked the consistency of the sauce. I saved a portion for my hubby's lunch tomorrow, but I am already finding it difficult to resist the temptation to just gobble it up!
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10+ stars! I have found a new favorite recipe. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Scarlett! ...