Crispy Orange Chicken
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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 zest
- 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 zest, 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup (calculated without rice): 450 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1294mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.
Jul 31, 2019
This is a wonderful fast dinner recipe with just enough of a kick. My son loved it
Jun 14, 2019
Made a triple batch for all my kids and grandkids. Great flavor. My family really loved it. I made fried rice with it. I did have problems getting the sauce to thicken. Maybe bc it was a large batch.
Jun 12, 2019
I made my popcorn chicken from scratch and left out the hoisin sauce. I thought these were great.
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Followed the recipe with the exception of 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce and I used a pinch od red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne. I also thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch. It was great. My popcorn chicken stayed crispy...will definitely make again
Oct 8, 2018
why can't the recipe be totally homemade? Popcorn chicken? I can't get that where I live...
Apr 18, 2018
This was not our family's favorite. Like others said, we didn't care for the sauce. And, after being stirred into the sauce, the chicken was no longer crispy. I am glad I tried the recipe as it gave me ideas for future meals making a sauce on my own. On the positive side, it was easy to put together.
Apr 18, 2018
I loved this recipe, I will cook this over and over. I cut chicken into smaller pieces and floured them and cooked them in my new air fryer. Then made the orange sauce. Linda Q.
Apr 11, 2018
Whether you choose to use prepackaged chicken or opt to make it from scratch is personal choice. I've done it both ways and it's a big hit here. Easy, simple ingredients and quick prep time, especially if using frozen popcorn chicken. Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! Thanks for sharing! One star ratings without ever trying recipes is pointless.
Apr 11, 2018
Sorry Snowyval - but I agree with Penny - your one star review was down-right wrong. I made this recipe and used fresh chicken breasts that I cut into 1" pieces. Why? Because I am highly allergic to MSG and most pre-packed foods have that in them in one form or another - so I tend to cook from scratch most of the time. And I also don't want to end up in the hospital. The dish was delicious. I baked the chicken pieces into into little popcorn chicken pieces as DDPLoeches said she did. I also did nix on the hoisin sauce and used soy sauce and that worked out fine. I served the carrots on the side with white sticky rice. The carrots were almost as big a hit as the chicken. Will definitely make this again.