Orange Soda Orange Chicken
My daughter really liked this one! She packed her lunch for work before everyone ate… hahaha!
Not quite a sheet pan dinner with other pans being in the mix, but was still easy.
2 lbs chicken breast
1-2 cups flour
1/2 cup orange soda
zest of 1/2 orange
1 cup orange sod
zest and juice of 1/2 orange
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs white vinegar
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
1 Tbs minced garlic
1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water
Cut chicken into bite sized chunks
Marinate with Orange Soda and orange zest in fridge.
When ready to cook, Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove chicken from fridge, and toss in seasoned flour until evenly coated
Cover sheet pan with parchment paper, foil or nonstick spray, place chicken pieces on sheet pan in single layer
Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, depending on size of chicken pieces.
In a heavy skillet mix together 1 cup orange soda, zest and juice of 1/2 an orange, soy sauce, minced garlic, vinegar, ginger, and honey
Bring to a boil over medium heat
In a cup mix together the cornstarch and water (slurry)
Stir slurry into orange sauce, turn to simmer.
Remove chicken from oven, and pour into skillet of orange sauce, stir until well coated.
Garnish – optional – sesame seeds, green onions/scallions (my favorite), or orange slices/zest…
Serve hot with rice and vegetable preference.
Okay, so the lights burned out in my kitchen, for real. Timing 😀
Flour chicken pieces and put in 400° oven
Make orange sauce, have ready.
Make rice, vegetables, everything before pulling chicken from oven
Pour crispy chicken into sauce, stir till well coated, serve hot.
Lighting issues 😉
Garnish with green onion, orange zest – optional