Sweet & Tangy Orange Chicken: Asian Fusion
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey with our delectable Sweet & Tangy Orange Chicken, a harmonious fusion of Asian flavors that will transport you to the bustling streets of an oriental market. As the tangy zest of fresh oranges dances on your palate, mingling with the subtle umami of soy sauce and the warmth of aromatic spices, you’ll find yourself immersed in a symphony of tastes that embody the essence of Asian cuisine.
- 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish
- In a bowl, combine orange juice, soy sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger, brown sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes to create the marinade.
- Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- In a large pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade, and cook in the pan until golden brown and fully cooked.
- In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry.
- In the same pan, pour in the reserved marinade and bring to a simmer.
- Stir in the cornstarch slurry and cook until the sauce thickens.
- Add the cooked chicken to the thickened sauce, coating each piece evenly.
- Serve the Sweet & Tangy Orange Chicken over steamed rice, garnished with sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onions.
Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Experience a delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors in every bite of our Asian-inspired Orange Chicken.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 30g
Savor the culmination of East and West as you relish the Sweet & Tangy Orange Chicken. It’s not just a dish; it’s a journey through flavor, a glimpse into the artistry of culinary fusion. With each mouthful, you’ll find yourself immersed in the cultural tapestry of Asian cuisine, a perfect harmony of tastes that transcends boundaries and delights the senses.