I have to say, I think this is my number one favorite recipe right now. It's by far the best Orange Chicken I've ever had in my life. And what I really love is that this sauce recipe would be AMAZING over shrimp, pork, beef, tofu. WINGS.
2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs (can substitute extra firm tofu) cut into 1 inch cubes
2 1/2 cups of rice flour or tempura mix
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp white pepper
1 ½ Cup ice cold water or seltzer
3 Cups broccoli florets
Sea salt to season
½ Cup Oyster Sauce
½ Cup turbinado or raw sugar
1 Cup Orange Juice
½ Cup Mirin (rice wine vinegar – unseasoned)
1 Tbs cornstarch (mixed into the rice wine vinegar as a slurry)
3 Tbs Jessi’s Flaming Fruit Sauce - Original ‘Everything’ Sauce
2 Tbs Soy Sauce or Tamari
1 Tbs Hoisin Sauce
1 ½ tsp sweet paprika
2 Tbs Orange Zest
1 large orange, peeled and supreme (cut off outer peel with a knife and cut segments between the sections), cut into small chunks
1 Tbs minced chives
Sesame seeds to garnish
Preheat oven to 425 heat.
Heat oil to 375 degrees, or medium high heat.
Rinse and pat dry chicken (or tofu). Sprinkle 1 Cup of the rice flour over chicken and coat lightly, dusting off excess. Mix the remaining flour with 1 Cup of cold water and mix. Add additional water until it is a pancake batter-like consistency.
In small batches, fry chicken until cooked through with a crispy exterior. Drain on a paper towel.
On a sheet pan, roast the broccoli for 15 minutes, or until it is slightly tender and starts to brown on the edges.
In a small sauce pan, combine oyster sauce, sugar, orange juice, vinegar-cornstarch slurry (mix right before adding), soy sauce, hoisin and paprika. Whisk gently as it begins to boil. Lower to simmer and keep whisking for about 5 minutes. Stir in orange segments and half of the orange zest.
In a large bowl, pour sauce over cooked chicken and broccoli and toss to coat. Serve over jasmine rice, sprinkle with orange zest, minced chives and sesame seeds.
For extra heat, feel free to use our Ghost Pepper Extra Hot Sauce. What I really love is how many uses we are finding for this particular sauce. Feel free to let us know how you use it and send us some pics!!