Saturday, December 12, 2015

Orange Chicken

I like round things, round vegetables, round fruits and other round stuff which I cannot mention here but I am also not ashamed of liking that because HEY I'M A MAN AND I HAVE NEEDS.

One of my favorite round fruits which I wait for all year is Orange.

Orange is a beautiful and delightful fruit. It's so amazing that it has a color named after it.

In some areas of the world and in some perverted or humorous context it's also used as a synonym for you know what.

Today I will tell you how to make Orange Chicken which is a Chinese recipe which I had for the first time in 2012 and I absolutely loved it despite of its somewhat sweet and spicy flavor.

Its easy and quick to prepare.

Ingredients For Chicken:

500 gram chicken cut in 1 inch cubes or according to your preferred FREAKING STYLE

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon soy sauce

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoon all purpose flour

Ingredients For Gravy:

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon red chili flakes

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste

First of all we need to prepare the chicken.

For that we will break an egg in a bowl. Add soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Whisk it and then add the chicken in it.

Yes yes it looks like a one eyed smiley face.

Now add baking soda to the chicken mixture. Yes you heard it right, BAKING SODA. It will soften the chicken and make it more succulent which is a secret that I recently was revealed by a nice Chinese lady.

Add the baking soda and flour. Mix it well. Your chicken batter is ready to fry.

Heat a cup of vegetable oil in a non stick pan on medium heat.

Fry all your chicken until its brown and cooked through the inside. Take out the chicken after its done and set aside. Drain the oil and clean the non stick pan.

This specific step will also cure your HUDDHARAMI aka LAZY ASS-NESS and also will prepare you for after rishta/shadi/marriage duties.

Now you need to quickly prepare the sauce. For that add soy sauce in a bowl and quickly whisk brown sugar in it so it properly dissolves.

Then add the rest of the gravy ingredients, vinegar, chili sauce chili flakes, orange zest, ginger paste, garlic paste and orange juice.

Now heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high heat and cook the sauce till it starts boiling.

Add the cooked chicken and cook until all the sauce is dissolved by the chicken.

Orange chicken is ready to serve now.

Orange chicken is best with fried rice but if you're not up for the effort you can also have it with plain white boiled rice.

Ladies and gentlemen, make some room in your stomach for Orange Chicken.

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