Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

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If you haven’t jumped on the #fakeaway bandwagon yet – you are missing out. A huge trend these days is to make your favorite takeaway or take-out dishes at home! I have been doing this for a while but this one really nails it. My version of Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice was gobbled up so fast, I had barely sat down with my own dish when the kids were asking for seconds. You get the delish sweet orange with the tang of ginger over crispy chicken bites.

Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

Fresh squeezed Orange Juice and orange zest are really important to get the right orange flavor for the sauce. If you need a zester – check out this one from KitchenAid (it’s the one I have and love!) If you use a juice from the jug – make sure there is no sugar added – your sauce will become way too sweet. We are super lucky to have some amazing friends that send us fresh oranges from their own orange trees regularly – so we get to have extra fresh flavors from our orange dishes! You also need to use fresh ginger to get the zing.

Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

The breading on the chicken shouldn’t be too thick. If you prefer a more “nugget” like crust – you could certainly do a full dredging station with egg and all. But typically orange chicken just has a light breading to help it be crispy in the sauce.

Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

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Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

The best #fakeaway you will make your family – Crispy Orange Chicken with Ginger Rice
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Chicken, crispy chicken, orange, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3 Scallions chopped
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 cup Vegetable Oil

For the Chicken

  • lb Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ¼ cup Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika

For the Rice

  • 2 cup Short Grain Rice
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder

For the Sauce

  • 3 Oranges zested, juiced
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Seasame Seeds
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup Coco Aminos

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine ingredients for chicken. Toss until well coated.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add ingredients for rice. Cover and cook for 17 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit until ready to serve. DO NOT remove lid.
  • In a shallow frying pan over medium heat, add oil. Once hot enough to make a drip of water crackle, begin frying chicken in batches. Stir occasionally and let cook for 3 minutes per batch. Remove from oil to a paper towel cover plate.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add all sauce ingredients. Stir to combine and keep from burning. Let simmer while cooking chicken. Once all chicken is cooked, add to sauce and toss to coat. Let cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Serve a portion of rice, with a serving of chicken over top. Add a little extra sauce over rice. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

7 thoughts on “Orange Chicken & Ginger Rice

  1. YUM!! Looks tasty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 25. Pinned!

  2. Sunshine – Tennessee – Home educating mom of three amazing fellows, homeschool and homestead blogger, herb gardener, flower lover, cat collector, follower of Jesus, and happy wife! Blogger at https://www.LessonsAndLessons.com https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie says:

    This looks really tasty. Your Asian sauce sounds good—I like sesame oil and sesame seeds. The flavor is very nice.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    Be sure to come back again soon!

    Blessings
    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead

  3. I know I would want seconds, thirds… this looks scrumptious and could be GF. Thanks for sharing it and your other posts at FWF link party!

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