Inspired by The Big Bang Theory and Sheldons eternal hunt for Orange Chicken, I thought I would give it a go, not something I have seen on our local Chinese Takeaway menus.
I found This Link on Pinterest, and as usual, I am adapting it as I don’t have Sesame seeds etc so will have a ‘play’ – I figure if I have never tried it, as long as it tastes good, no one can critique it 🤣 All converted from cups.
I released some skinless boneless chicken thighs from the freezer last night, 8 of thenm, enough for leftovers 😉
I cut these up into bite size pieces and into a large freezer bag I add approx 4 tablespoons of Aldi dark soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of cornflour and tablespoons of water mixed into a paste and mixed thoroughly with the chicken – leave for 20 minutes to marinate.
Whilst this is ‘doing’ into a bowl add 200 ml of Aldi orange juice, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon each of dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce and cornflour, 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar (I just used white vinegar) the zest of an orange (didn’t use, didn’t have) and a shake of Tabasco (use as much as you like, we are wimps).
Whisk this mix together and leave till ready.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of Veg oil in a chefs or frying pan to medium heat, and add you chicken, brown off and cook through.
Add your sauce mix and cook till thickened and glossy.
I am adding some spring onions for looks and a bit of crunch.
I am serving with brown rice, and await the crys of joy from Hubby 🤣🤣