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Orange Ginger Chicken

Tangy, citrusy and delicious chicken dish. Perfect for lunch or dinner, served on rice. Too easy and delicious!
Keyword chicken
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts  cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp  minced garlic
  • oil for frying
  • Optional for garnishing: Orange slices & sesame seeds 

Orange Ginger Sauce

  • 1/8 cup  orange juice fresh squeezed is best but can used canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar  
  • 1/2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • pinch salt

Batter

  • 1  egg white 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour sifted 
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 3/4 tbsp water  ice cold
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil 
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Orange Sauce. Whisk and combine well.
  • In another bowl, whisk all the Batter ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  • Drop in the chicken, coat well, and set aside.
  • Heat up a wok or non-stick skillet with oil and gently drop in the battered chicken cubes, one by one, making sure it is spread out to prevent sticking and over crowding.
  • Deep-fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove using a strainer and drain on paper towels.
  • Remove all oil except for 1 tablespoon in the wok or skillet.
  • Add the garlic and stir fry until aromatic or light brown in color.
  • Gently pour in the Orange Sauce mixture, stir, and bring it to a light simmer.
  • Toss in the deep-fried chicken, stir to combine well.
  • Dish and garnish with orange zest, top with white sesame & fresh chives.
  • Serve immediately with steamed rice.