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.
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.
Apr 10, 2018
To snowyval.....if you don't like prepackaged chicken.....DON'T USE IT.......but to give a recipe you never even tried a single star because of lazy attitude is just.....wrong
Apr 10, 2018
I don’t like starting a recipe with pre-package chicken.
Jan 1, 2018
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.
Dec 12, 2017
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?!?!
Nov 3, 2017
We did not care for this. There was something off about the sauce but I'm not sure exactly what.
Sep 10, 2017
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.
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