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SPICY ORANGE CHICKEN
Date:December 17, 2012 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
The marinade for the chicken used: minced ginger, dry sherry, soy sauce, corn starch, sugar, white pepper & ground Sichuan peppercorns.
The finished chicken marinade.
The ingredients are gathered on a half sheet pan & are sorted by the order they will be used.
The BGE has been stabilized at 550 degrees, the wok has been pre-heated & some peanut oil has been added & heated until it has just begun to cook.
The shredded ginger have been added & are stir-fried for about 15 seconds until they become aromatic.
The ginger has been pushed to the side of the wok to slow down the cooking & the chicken has been added & has been spread out in a single layer & will cook undisturbed for 1 minute.
The orange zest has been added & the chicken & orange zest get stir-fried for 1 minute, so the chicken is ALMOST, but not quite, cooked.
The grape tomatoes get added in & stir-fried for 30 seconds.
Thirty seconds later & it is now time to add the broth.
The scallions & salt are added it & everything is stirred to combine.
Everything is cooked through & it is time to take the wok off the heat.
The spicy orange chicken was served with some chicken flavored rice.
This was a wonderful blend of sweet & hot & suprisingly the grape tomatoes seemed to be the spiciest of all. I don't know if it absorbed some of the spiciness from the broth it cooked in or what, but it was very good.
Another excellent stir-fry from Grace Young.
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One of the types of Sichuan (& Thai) dishes that I really love are the ones that are both sweet & spice. This Grace Young recipe was an excellent example of this. The sweet came from the zest of one orange and the hot from some ground Sichuan peppercorns & chili bean sauce. One of the big surprises was how tasty & spicy the grape tomatoes were. The seemed to have absorbed flavors from the other ingredients. This was a relatively simple prep & cook and the resulting dish was bursting with complex flavors.
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