Chinese Sesame Orange Chicken
Okay, okay, okay...so if you are trying to watch the waistline, Chinese sesame orange chicken is not the recipe to go for....it's battered fried chicken tossed in our sweet chili orange sesame sauce. Don't go looking up your weight watchers points on this one because you will sadly realize you may need to go without eating for the next 2 days to maintain your weekly quota. But hey...we all need cheat days right?? And if you are looking for a Friday night or game day indulgence, then giddy up and get cooking cause this recipe for our Chinese sesame orange chicken is totally drool worthy and worth all those damn points! :)
Chinese Sesame Orange Chicken (Serves 4)
For Battered Chicken:
1.5 Lb Boneles Chicken Thighs (approximately 4 thighs) (cut into 1.5 inch cubes / pieces)
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
Pinch black or white pepper
1 Tbs Oil
1 Cup Cold Water
Oil for frying
For Orange Sesame Sauce:
For Sides: Serve with jasmine rice (follow package directions for cooking) and steamed broccoli.
For Garnish: toasted sesame seeds and zest of 1/2 orange.
In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
Whisk in 1 egg, 1 Tbs oil and 1 cup cold water. The consistency will look like pancake batter.
Add your chicken pieces to batter, combine and put in fridge for 20 minutes.
At this time, you can make your rice following package directions.
In a deep skillet or pot on medium high heat, add enough oil to coat bottom of skillet - about 1/2 inch of oil. Once oil is shimmering and hot (about 360 degrees) add chicken pieces in batches and fry for about 6-7 minutes until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
In a medium bowl coat and toss chicken pieces with Wozz! Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with orange zest and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli.