Monday, March 13, 2006

Orange Chicken

Lemon chicken is always great, so why not Orange Chicken?

Let's find out :)

Disclaimer: author has no idea how to cook Lemon Chicken, let alone come up with a newfangled version of it.

Here's what I worked with.
* Chicken breast dipped in egg yolk (lightly salted)
* mixture of corn flour and plain flour. (why both? becuase i didn't know which to use)
* for the suace: onions, garlic, spring onions, freshly squeezed (sour) orange juice, chicken stock cube

The Chicken is covered in flour and fried like any run of the mill fried chicken.

The sauce was also simple. Fried the onions and garlic in butter till lightly browned. Dumped in the chicken stock, orange juice, and some soya sauce. Thickened with corn starch.

It errr... did not turn out that nice. The chicken stock was too overpowering. So was the garlic. I think I used too much corn starch too. The word "mucus" keep coming to mind :p

Orange Chicken. I just killed a perfectly good dish.


At March 14, 2006 12:40 am, Blogger Lil Patchee said...

I'm suddenly reminded of the Orange Chicken my friends and I cooked when we were studying abroad. We used Clementine oranges! Niceeeeeee.. ;)

At March 14, 2006 1:15 am, Anonymous Mei said...

Next time use a batter (water + rice flour OR egg + rice flour) instead of just flour for your "wet" chicken. The flour makes the oil murky and well, it's less yummy compared to a batter.

The Orange sauce is merely corn flour (a teaspoon will do) + orange juice plus a bit sugar and a pinch of salt. The key is in frying the chicken well with seasoning.

At March 14, 2006 2:51 am, Blogger Fashionasia said...

if u can roll the batter on some buscuit crumbs will be devine

At March 14, 2006 3:52 pm, Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

Copying both entries and comments..Haha..Maybe i can come out with an improved version :p

At March 14, 2006 6:43 pm, Blogger boo_licious said...

It's been ages since I ate Orange Chicken, one of my childhood dishes. I'm sure you'll get it right the next time.

At March 16, 2006 11:27 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

ahhh.. lots of good advice.

Thanks everyone!!

Will try to better next time :)

At March 17, 2006 3:06 am, Blogger Miss Scarlet said...

Hmmm...."A" for effort, I guess;)

At March 17, 2006 11:52 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

scarlet: thanks :)


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