Sweet & Sticky Orange Chicken

Picture yourself gathered around the table with loved ones, the tantalizing aroma of Sweet & Sticky Orange Chicken wafting through the air. This dish, with its harmonious blend of flavors and textures, has the power to transform an ordinary mealtime into an extraordinary memory. It’s a symphony of succulent chicken bathed in a glossy orange glaze that strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and tanginess, leaving your taste buds in awe.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by marinating the chicken in a mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, and red pepper flakes for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and cook it until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  3. In the same skillet, pour in the reserved marinade. If you prefer a thicker glaze, mix cornstarch with a bit of water and add it to the skillet. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  4. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet, tossing it in the thickened glaze until well-coated.
  5. Serve the Sweet & Sticky Orange Chicken over a bed of steamed rice, garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Prep time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Sweet & Sticky Orange Chicken is a delightful combination of tender chicken and a balanced orange glaze. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors that elevate a simple chicken dish to a gourmet experience.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 30g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this delectable creation, the rich flavors mingling in your mouth. As you indulge in the tender chicken, coated with the luscious orange glaze, time seems to stand still. It’s more than just a meal; it’s a culinary journey that brings joy to your taste buds and warmth to your heart. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet family dinner, Sweet & Sticky Orange Chicken is the ultimate testament to the magic that happens when good food and good company come together.