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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Orange Sesame Chicken

Loved how this turned out.


I really enjoy both Sesame Chicken and Orange Chicken so I thought, why not!?!


And, it's lower in fat than most versions out there which is a major plus. 
Not to mention that it's easy to make and is a one pot/skillet meal.

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Orange Sesame Chicken

4 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 carrots, sliced on the diagonal
1/2 red pepper, large chop
1/2 large onion, large chop
1/2 tsp ginger, grated or chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 dried cayenne chile pepper, torn in half and seeds removed or pinch of red pepper flakes.

Sauce:
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp corn starch
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Whisk together sauce and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over med-high heat.

In a large plastic bag, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder and baking powder. Add chicken and shake to coat.

Add oil to skillet and brown chicken pieces until golden (in batches if necessary). No need to cook completely, they will finish in the sauce. Remove from skillet and reserve.

To the same skillet, with more oil if needed, cook carrot, red pepper, onion and chile pepper (can substitute a pinch of pepper flakes) for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger cooking a few minutes more. Add back in chicken and pour over the sauce, stirring to combine. Let simmer for a few minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chili pepper before serving.

Serve over brown rice with additional sprinkling of sesame seeds.



4 comments:

  1. I have been on an Asian kick. This chicken look delish, I love that you use orange zest in the sauce.

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  2. I made this last night and loved it. I'm glad I checked this site for clarification of the orange zest. On Tasty Kitchen it says 1 orange, zested. I didn't know if that meant use the orange without the zest, or use the zest without the orange. I have forwarded this recipe to my daughter and daughter-in-law!

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