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Monday, February 21, 2011

Orange Chicken Recipe

This is Chef Wan Ho (American name is Jerry) Kou's original Orange Chicken recipe.  Jerry is my Asian cuisine teacher.  This past Wednesday he treated us to his version of Orange Chicken, and it was delicious. It isn't like Panda's orange chicken, so don't go into it thinking it is, but it is just as delicious.  This recipe makes a lot, so adjust as needed.

Cut 4 lbs. of dark chicken meat into about 1 1/2 inch chunks.  Squeeze juice from 2 lemons on top of chicken.  Add 1 T salt, 5 T sugar, 1 t sesame oil, 1 T vegetable oil and some cornstarch to the chicken.  Mix together and marinate at least 1 hour.

Batter:
2 c all-purpose flour
2 T yeast bloomed in 1 c warm water (add a pinch of sugar to help the blooming)
1/2 t salt
about 2-3 c of water
Combine flour, yeast/water mixture, and salt.  Add enough water to make a smooth batter.  Dip chicken pieces into batter and deep fry until a deep golden brown.

Sauce:
3 pints pineapple juice
2 pints fresh orange juice
5 lemons, juiced
1 c sugar
2t salt
cayenne pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Saute fried chicken and sauce together.  You probably won't need all the sauce, so add as much or as little as you'd like.

There ya go.  I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Sure do wish someone I know would make some of this for me. Yes, I sure do wish it. I'll bet it tastes amazing. Sigh.