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If you love takeout food, give this quick and easy orange chicken recipe by Island Vibe Cooking a try! The orange sauce is savory and sweet, and the chicken is perfectly seasoned and crispy. Your whole family will surely love this dish. It’s super quick to make and best paired with rice. Read on for the full recipe.
In a bowl, add chicken thighs, 2 eggs, salt and pepper, some cornstarch, and flour. Using a fork, mix all ingredients. Set aside.
Make the sauce. Add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, chili flakes, remaining cornstarch, minced garlic, minced ginger, and orange zest into the orange juice. Mix all ingredients using a whisk. Then pour some water and give it another mix.
In a pan, pour a lot of oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, fry the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes. When it becomes brown, flip and cook the other side. Make sure to not overcook them, as you want them to be juicy inside. Remove from the oil and place on a plate with a napkin. Continue frying the last batch.
In a saucepan, pour the mixture and turn on the heat. Continuously stir using a whisk until it thickens. Once done, pour the sauce onto the chicken. Mix to fully coat every piece with the sauce. Serve on a plate and garnish with chopped scallions, sesame seeds, and small orange slices.