Orange-Flavored Chicken

From the episode Asian Chicken Classics

Why This Recipe Works

To upgrade the classic but often lackluster orange-flavored chicken recipe, we marinated the chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, vinegar, fresh orange juice, and chicken broth, reserving some marinade to become the bas...

Why This Recipe Works

To upgrade the classic but often lackluster orange-flavored chicken recipe, we marinated the chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar, vinegar, fresh orange juice, and chicken broth, reserving some marinade to become the base for the final sauce. We created a tender-crisp coating for our orange chicken recipe by dunking the marinated chicken first in egg white, then cornstarch. The egg white created a thin sheath of protein beneath the cornstarch that kept the chicken dry, helping it brown more readily than a wet, gluey coating would.

Orange-Flavored Chicken