I don’t like to deep fry foods. I mean, I like to eat deep fried foods. I just don’t like dealing with the all that oil splattering and the clean up afterwards. And also, I’m a bad luck magnet. If you can get burned or cut or hurt by something, 8 out of 10 times I will be that person. This is as close to deep frying as I get by skillet or pan frying foods. So for those of you who were wondering why I didn’t deep fry my chicken for this recipe, now you know.
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup orange marmalade
- 1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (less or more according to your tastes)
- 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
- In a large bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons cornstarch, salt and pepper.
- Add chicken pieces into cornstarch mixture. Stir to coat.
- Heat large pan over high heat and add oil. (add more oil if needed to coat bottom of pan)
- Add chicken to the pan. Continue cooking over high heat until browned and turn over. About two minutes per side.
- Meanwhile make the orange sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 2 tablespoons cornstarch, marmalade, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and chicken broth.
- Once the chicken is browned, reduce heat to medium and add the sauce mixture. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Serve over rice. Garnish with green onions if desired.
- This recipe makes up to 4 servings.