Get ready to taste the most delicious orange sauce you’ve ever had with this simple and natural recipe. Oranges are available year-round, and so is chicken, making this recipe easy to whip up anytime. You can also use any other meat or even go meatless if you prefer!
For the chicken (choose one option):
- Chicken – 600g
- Vegetables – 225g
- Vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp
For the sauce:
- Oranges – 2 (or you can use packaged orange juice)
- Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
- Black pepper – 1 packet
- Red pepper (optional)
- Sugar – 1 tbsp (or you can use honey or ginger jam)
- Cornstarch – 1 tbsp
To avoid any conflicts, we’ll be using two separate pans – one for the meat and another for the vegetables. Cut the chicken into pieces as desired.
Meanwhile, heat up the pan and add a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil, or skip if using a pan with a non-stick coating.
Wait a few seconds for the oil to heat up, then add the chicken to the pan.
If done correctly, the chicken should not stick to the pan.
While the chicken is browning, let’s prepare the sauce.
Today, we’re using oranges. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze out all the juice and flavor into a separate container. Strain the juice to get rid of any pulp or seeds, and keep only the clear juice.
To the orange juice, add a tablespoon of soy sauce. If you don’t have soy sauce, you can replace it with a pinch of salt.
Next, add black pepper to taste. If you like it spicy, you can also add red pepper.
You can also add a tablespoon of ginger jam, sugar, or honey to taste.
Finally, to thicken the sauce, add a tablespoon of cornstarch.
Once the chicken is browned on all sides, pour the sauce over it and stir.
In the other pan, the vegetables (bell peppers, carrots, and colorful cabbage) should be ready by now.
Pour the sauce over the vegetables, stir, and let it cook for about 30 seconds, assuming medium-high heat. The sauce will thicken quickly.
Give it a good stir once again and serve over cooked bulgur, or any other grain of your choice.
No need for extra salt or oil, as the sauce and meat already provide enough flavor.
Enjoy a fantastic family dinner with this delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe!