RECIPE: Spicy Orange Chicken

Taking a break from takeout tonight? Treat yourself to your very own homemade Spicy Orange Chicken! Make this delicious dish for 4 in just 45 minutes And to treat yourself even more, pair your chicken with its perfect wine match: a bottle of crisp white wine in the NEW Weekly Tasting Pack, French Riesling Comparison!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup orange juice, reserving 1 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp (or more, if desired) sriracha
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs cuts into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup and 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Neutral oil for frying (vegetable, canola, grapeseed)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Then, it’s time to get cooking! Here’s how:

  1. In a large bowl, add chicken pieces and beaten eggs. Toss until the chicken is completely coated.
  2. Add cornstarch to a shallow dish. Dip each piece of chicken in the cornstarch until well-coated.
  3. Add about 1 inch of oil to a large pan and heat on medium-high.
  4. Add several pieces of chicken and pan-fry on all sides until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  6. Continue with the remainder of the chicken.
  7. For the sauce: add orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce garlic, ginger, sriracha, and orange zest to a small pot and bring to a simmer.
  8. In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp cornstarch in 1 tbsp orange juice.
  9. Add this mixture to the sauce and stir. Cook until slightly thickened.
  10. In a large bowl, toss the cooked chicken in the sauce, serve chicken over rice and top with fresh scallion and sesame seeds.

And there you have it! A mouthwatering, crave-able recipe to put together any night of the week. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a glass of wine from a Weekly Tasting set afterward!

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