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Fabulous Orange Chicken

Author: Melanie

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2" cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter

For Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice fresh or refrigerated
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350. In a shallow dish combine the flour, garlic powder and pepper. Dip each piece of chicken in flour mixture and coat evenly.
  • Pour melted butter in a shallow baking dish, large enough to accommodate chicken in a single layer. Arrange chicken in pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine water, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange zest and whisk over medium heat for a few minutes. Then stir in brown sugar, ginger, and garlic and let it come to a boil. With a whisk combine cornstarch with water. Whisk until dissolved and add it to the sauce until thickened.
  • After chicken has baked the 30 minutes, turn each piece over and pour 1/2 sauce mixture evenly over chicken. Bake another 30 to 40 minutes. Bast occasionally.
  • Serve chicken over rice with extra sauce on the side.