I love sauces. I love to dip in sauces or cover meats in sauces etc etc. It’s just so delicious. A few weeks back we hosted my brother in law’s birthday bash at our house. It was so much fun and way good food. His family has an “easy Asian orange chicken” recipe that all of the kids just love in the family, but it has nothing orange in it, so I decided to make a real orange chicken. We actually ended up loving both the pretend orange chicken and the real deal so both recipes were keepers!
What to Serve Orange Chicken With
Don’t worry if you’re wondering what to serve your Asian orange chicken with, I’ve got you covered, our favorite side is not one you’ll be surprised by, Fried Rice of course! We’ve got a few recipes but this particular photo is of our Ham Fried rice and there’s a secret that will make this Asian orange chicken taste just like your favorite takeout, do you know what it is? Plus there’s a video in the post so check it out!
Easy Asian Orange Chicken
This Asian Orange Chicken recipe was found on a new favorite site, Blog Chef but don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredients list. This recipe is super easy and well worth the list of ingredients!
How to Make Orange Chicken Glaze
Orange chicken glaze isn’t hard to make at all. It’s just a list of basics you’d find in many Asian sauces, ginger, soy sauce, sugar and so on. This one just also adds in orange juice and rice vinegar. Oh my goodness, it’s so saucy and goes so well with chicken. In fact, it’s so good I’m starting to think that salmon might be a great way to go as well. Has anyone tried that?
Can You Bake Orange Chicken?
You can bake Asian orange chicken but you’ll want to mix up that breading as the crispy breading on orange chicken doesn’t turn out as well to be baked instead of fried. Instead, if you want to bake our easy Asian orange chicken just use the breading on our Sesame Chicken recipe and proceed with the sauce as normal.
Can You Freeze Orange Chicken?
If you’re using the baked recipe you can freeze orange chicken, but make sure you freeze it in a single layer on a pan before putting it in a freezer safe bag. As always, we really do prefer to use our Food Saver that we got off of Amazon with the starter kit. It sucks out all of the air and the food stays so fresh you can’t tell it was frozen.
When you’re ready to reheat just defrost the chicken on a dish in the fridge with saran wrap laid over the top, then bake with a little drizzle of oil over the tops of the chicken. Remember, this is just for the chicken, not the sauce.
Can You Freeze Orange Sauce for Chicken
You can easily freeze orange sauce for chicken, just let it cool completely before place in a freezer bag and pressing out any air. Lay it on a flat surface, not a surface with the wire rack, otherwise you need to use a pan under it as it will sink into the bars and then freeze making it super hard to remove from the freezer. I speak from experience, haha. Again, just use the Food Saver, it really is the better way.
Easy Asian Orange Chicken
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 861 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 239mg Sodium: 883mg Carbohydrates: 102g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 55g Protein: 79g
Oh how we love this saucy, crunchy chicken! It’s just like the one we used to get at a local restaurant!
It’s crispy, juicy and packed with flavor that even the kids love!