- 16 ounces frozen popcorn chicken (about 4 cups)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Hot cooked rice
- Bake popcorn chicken according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in orange peel, juice, hoisin sauce, sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
- Add chicken to skillet; toss to coat. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forCrispy Orange Chicken
"While my family does fine with hoisin sauce, I opted considered the reviews. Due to our family size, I doubled the recipe but didn't double the hoisin sauce. It was indeed very orange-y but that was exacerbated by my "sous chef" being a little over zealous with grating the orange peel. We will definitely make this again."
"My family loved this! I had to dice chicken breasts, coat them (flour, cornstarch, s&p) and bake them with a little oil to get popcorn chicken. (I didn't have hoisin sauce, but after reading the other comments, I wouldn't have added it anyway.) I used garlic powder, brown sugar, orange juice (but no orange peel), red pepper flakes, s&p, and sesame seeds. After the carrots simmered a while in that, I stirred cornstarch into more OJ and thickened it. I strained the carrots out and served them separately, and I poured the sauce over the baked chicken pieces and served it over brown rice. When can we have it again?!?!"
"We did not care for this. There was something off about the sauce but I'm not sure exactly what."
"I made this the other night. Not too crazy about the hoisin sauce but all in all it was okay. Not sure if I'll make again but it was an easy recipe."
"This looked so good, but we did not like this combination of flavors. Too much orange peel for starters. I am a big fan of asian food...but not this."
"I tagged this one to try, as soon as I saw it in the magazine, but only just got around to trying it. Total success! It tastes like good take-out, and is ready quicker than delivery!"
"I suggest omitting hoisin sauce,cayenne pepper, orange peel and sugar, instead use orange marmalade , red pepper flake and ginger to give the dish that Asian heat. yum"
"Wonderful recipe!! I added a dash of ginger and an extra clove of garlic. So easy!"
"This recipe was very easy to make, but my family strongly disliked it. The hoisin sauce overwhelmed the orange flavor. Apparently, my family just doesn't like that particular flavor of Asian cuisine. I did double the sauce, and would agree that 1.5 times is enough. 5 stars for being quick and easy, but a no-go on the flavor. If you like hoisin, this recipe would be a keeper, I'm sure."