Orange Sesame Chicken

This is a simple version of a classic Asian Orange Sesame Chicken dish.

This dish has a wonderful zesty orange flavour without overpowering the dish.  The chilli provides a spicy offset to the orange flavour.  Garnished with sesame seeds and spring onion and you have a very tasty chicken dish. It is all cooked in a wok, so it is quick and easy to make.

I add the chilli to give some spice to this dish, however if you would prefer a more subtle spice or none at all, add the amount of chilli to your preference.

The orange sauce is not of the thick type that you sometimes get with Orange chicken.  It is a more refined version.  Serve with rice and you have a really great meal.

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Orange Sesame Chicken
Orange Sauce
Orange Sauce
Orange Sauce
  1. Add all orange sauce ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well combined and set aside
  1. In a bowl mix corn flour, plain flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture and then transfer to the flour mixture to coat the chicken completely.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a wok on high heat.
  4. Deep fry chicken until it is cooked through and golden brown. You may need to cook chicken in batches.
  5. Remove oil from wok retaining 2 tbsps.
  6. Add 2 tbsp oil back to wok and add garlic and ginger and cook for about 30 seconds.
  7. Add Orange sauce and bring to boil. Let it boil for 30 seconds.
  8. Add chicken pieces to wok and stir to coat completely with the orange sauce.
  9. Cook for about 1 minute to heat chicken through and remove from heat.
  10. Garnish chicken with sesame seeds and spring onion.
  11. Serve with Rice
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