Orange Chicken With Asian Bean Salad “Stir Fry”
This recipe was created by My Sweet Savings for The Paisley Farm Recipe Challenge.
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce (you can also use coconut aminos if you prefer)
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced green onion
1 tablespoon of fresh grated orange zest
1 1/2 lbs. of boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1/2 inch cubes
salt and pepper for taste
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup of flour
sesame seeds for garnish
1 jar of drained Paisley Farm Asian Bean Salad
2 cups hot cooked rice
- Cut the chicken up into 1/2 inch cubes.
- In a small pan, mix together the orange juice, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, water and soy sauce over low to medium high heat. Stir in the orange zest, green onion, ginger, garlic and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes
- In the meantime, place the chicken pieces in a plastic storage bag.
- In another storage bag, place the flour and salt/pepper.
- After the Orange Sauce mixture has cooled, place 1 1/2 cups in the plastic storage bag with the chicken and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (longer if possible. I think that the longer you can marinate the better with this dish) Reserve the remaining sauce.
- Now that your chicken has marinated, you will add it to the bag that has the flour mixture to get dredged.
- In a large wok, add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken in batches and set aside. (Do not overcrowd or it will not cook evenly)
- Wipe out the wok and place the reserved orange sauce mixture. You will want to make sure that this is set to medium high heat. While this is heating up, take 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water to make a paste. (Make sure that the water is cold or it will not form correctly) Add to the sauce mixture until it thickens. Bring to a boil. I like to grate in fresh orange zest in the sauce to give it even more orange taste.
- When the sauce is finished, add the chicken back into the dish so that it can absorb those yummy flavors. This is also where I add in the jar of drained Paisley Farm Asian Bean Salad for the “stir fry” part of the dish. You want to add this in at the very end so the vegetables don’t get overly mushy. You want them to soak up that delicious orange and ginger flavor though that the rest of the dish has.
- Serve over hot cooked rice in bowls and garnish with more orange zest and sesame seeds. Enjoy!