Back in 2008, I finally got around to making one of the many recipes that I had from Blog Chef. He has a lot of Asian dishes and I have been wanting to try her Orange Chicken recipe. My family loves orange chicken but we usually get it from a restaurant (usually Panda Express) or buy it in the grocery store’s frozen food section.
This turned out so good. I was hoping for a little more spice along with the sweetness, so I’ll probably add more red pepper next time. Also, I didn’t have any ginger root so I used a little ground ginger. I know that’s a faux pas in Asian cooking, but it’s what I had. The actual ginger root may have help with the flavor also.
It was very good but you may want to do it the cheater way. You can just make the sauce and put it over cooked popcorn chicken. I personally can’t stand the mess of deep frying the breaded chicken. The excess flour leaves a big mess in the bottom of the fryer too. I would be a much better cook if I had someone to clean up the mess for me after. I may do the whole chicken thing. However, I just don’t think I’ll do it that often.Print
These are the original photos from this post when it was first posted in July 2008.