Chef John

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30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Orange Zest Chicken

Crispy deep-fried chicken coated in a batter, with a sweet, tangy and savory orange sauce.

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CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 50 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 11 oz Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless, Cut Into ½ Inch Pieces
  • 0.5 cup Starch
  • 1 count Egg
  • 1 tsp White Wine
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper(To Taste)
  • 4 g Orange Zest
  • 0.3 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp 1 Tsp Starch Diluted In 3 Tsp Water
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
In a large bowl, combine starch, egg, white wine, water black pepper and chicken, coat chicken pieces thoroughly. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil to 150-180 °C / 300-350 °F, deep fry chicken until golden brown, take out and drain oil.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In another skillet, add orange zest, water, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sweet chili sauce, salt, cornstarch and water; stir quickly, and let it simmering until thickened.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Add chicken and some red and green bell peppers. Stir to mix well.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
To get crispy chicken, maintain the oil temperature as close as possible to 350°F. Any lower and the chicken will be greasy. Any higher and the outside will crisp up too quickly before the inside is done. Also avoid crowding the pot/deep fryer.