Delicious Orange Chicken

Chinese New Year’s celebrations are underway. If you want to join in on the festivities, here is a delicious orange chicken recipe made with wild orange and ginger essential oils that will be sure to be a favorite for years to come.

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Orange Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30 minutes active
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. reserved sauce mixture
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil

Chicken:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. Pour water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan, and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar, garlic, green onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add the chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Place chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides.
  8. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  11. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of reserved sauce; then stir into the sauce.
  12. Add orange and ginger essential oils. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  13. Serve over brown rice with a side of broccoli for a healthy, delicious dinner.

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