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30 minutes in the kitchen: chicken in orange sauce

Chicken in orange sauce
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Chicken in orange sauce is the dish that saves the day and turns lunch or dinner into a real feast. This is facilitated by the original combination of flavors, sour and sweet notes of the sauce, as well as the beautiful glossy appearance of the chicken.

Required Ingredients:

  • chicken fillet – 850 g;
  • chicken egg – 2 pcs;
  • sugar – 0.5 tbsp.;
  • soy sauce – 0.2 tbsp.;
  • chicken broth – 0.5 tbsp.;
  • orange – 1 pc.;
  • sriracha sauce – 1 tsp;
  • garlic – 2 cloves;
  • fresh ginger (root) – 0.5 tsp;
  • ground black pepper – to taste;
  • hot red pepper – to taste;
  • sunflower oil – 1 tbsp.;
  • sesame – 1 tbsp. l.;
  • apple cider vinegar – 0.3 tbsp.;
  • water – 1 tbsp. l.;
  • corn starch – 1 tbsp. l.

How to cook chicken in orange sauce:

  1. Preheat oven to 180┬░C. Grease a baking dish lightly with vegetable oil.
  2. Grate the zest of an orange and squeeze out the juice from it (about half a glass).
  3. Mince the garlic. In a bowl, mix chicken broth, freshly squeezed orange juice, zest, vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger root, sugar, ground black pepper and red pepper, and sriracha sauce.
  4. Heat a frying pan with vegetable oil on the stove, as for deep frying. Fry chicken pieces in oil on both sides for 1-2 minutes until soft golden brown.
  5. Arrange the fried chicken pieces in a single row on the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. Dilute starch with water. Add to sauce bowl, mix well and pour over chicken.
  7. Put the form in the oven with chicken for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken every 5 minutes, basting the sauce from the bottom of the pan. When the sauce is thick enough, the chicken is ready.
  8. Sprinkle the finished dish with sesame seeds.

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