Chicken with Orange Sauce

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Authentic Chinese flavours can be found in this Chicken with Orange Sauce recipe. The orange, ginger and chilli flakes add a rich flavour to the chicken.

Chicken with Orange Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • For the sauce:
  • 350ml water
  • 30ml orange juice
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 80ml rice vinegar
  • 40ml soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh root ginger
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onion
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons water.

  • For the chicken:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 125g plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. To make the sauce: pour the 350ml water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar and soy sauce into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Mix in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion and red chilli flakes. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat, and let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Put the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When the sauce has cooled, pour 250ml over the chicken in the bag. Reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt and pepper. Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix to coat.
  5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Place the chicken into the pan, and brown on both sides. Place on a plate lined with kitchen paper to remove excess oil, and cover with aluminium foil.
  6. Wipe the pan, and add the sauce. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Combine the cornflour and 2 tablespoons water; mix into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer for about 5 minutes.

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