Can you believe I grew up never, ever eating Chinese food? In my twenties, a friend took me to a Chinese restaurant and I order sweet and sour chicken. It was delicious, unlike anything I had ever eaten. Paired with egg fried rice? Hello, yummy, I was sold. Over the following years I acquired a taste for Szechuan Beef, Sesame Chicken, Egg rolls, Dumplings, you name it, I loved it.
After my husband and I got married we ordered it maybe 2 or 3 times not much but sometimes. Recently, my husband started going with his co-workers to a Chinese restaurant by his work for lunch. He brought home some Orange Chicken and WOW! I couldn’t stop eating it!
On a side note we don’t eat out as a family very often. We think it is way more cost effective and healthy to make homemade meals. So my challenge was to come up with a good Orange Chicken recipe. Of course I went right to my go-to recipe site, The Pioneer Woman. I go to her site first when I am looking up recipes. SCORE, she has an Orange Chicken recipe! So I figured that would be a good one to start with.
I used chicken thighs just like she recommended. The only I will change next time is I will use about 1/2 the amount of fresh ginger. My husband loved it and so did I! Thanks Ree Drummond for ANOTHER amazing recipe.
You soak it, fry it, dry it, fry it again and then toss it in the most amazing Orange Sauce ever! Top with green onions.
Highly recommend, this is so delicious. We served over rice but will be using lo mein noodles next time!