8 Ways You Can Make Orange + Chicken Recipes!
Orange Chicken is a famous Panda Express dish. The combination of the sweet, tart, and tropical flavor of oranges and savory chicken was inspired by the cuisine of the Hunan Province in China, an area known for its rice, tea, and oranges.
It's easy to understand why Filipinos and our famous sweet tooth would love this combination, too!
Who knew oranges and chicken would be such a delicious food pairing? If you love this mix of flavors as well, you should try making it at home! Try these orange chicken recipes today:
1 Orange Chicken Recipe
If you want to try a restaurant copycat recipe of this dish, try this recipe. It's loaded with orange flavor, courtesy of fresh squeezed oranges, and simply fried but boneless chicken. The sauce is truly the key to making this taste so addictive!
2 Orange-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Grilled chicken is one of the best ways of cooking it! The grill gives the chicken a tasty and smoky char that's unmatched by other cooking methods. Amp up the appetizing nature of your grilled chicken with an orange flavored-glaze that uses both fresh orange juice and orange marmalade or jam. This sticky and addictive glaze is brushed on the chicken for that tantalizing sheen that will whet your appetite.
You can even brush this same glaze on grilled beef or even pork, too!
3 Rosemary and Orange Chicken Recipe
Preparing a roast chicken recipe can be as simple as seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper. This would be super tasty already! However, if you want a more complex flavor with your roast chicken, this is where spices and herbs come in.
In this case, rosemary and orange are the main flavors these boneless chicken thighs get in addition to the salt and pepper. The result is tender and easy-to-eat chicken meal.
4 Stir-Fried Orange Chicken Recipes
Stir fried recipes are notorious for having long ingredient lists. That however shouldn't put you off! This long list just means that you have more flavors and textures that play well together to make a super fabulous meal. Plus, the ingredients cook quickly once in the wok so while the prep work might take a while, that meal will be ready in minutes.
5 Chicken Meatballs in Honey Orange Sauce Recipe
This is not your usual chicken meatball recipe! The chicken mix is made more flavorful with finely chopped basil leaves and some zest of the orange. These are gently fried and then drizzled with a honey-orange glaze right before serving. You don't need sticks for these balls!
6 Sticky Honey Orange Chicken Wings Recipe
This looks like your typical chicken wing recipe but the secret is in the spices added. First, the flour mix is seasoned with aromatic five-spice powder which is a mixture of cinnamon, clove, star anise, fennel, and Szechuan peppercorns. These spices deliver all five flavors. This combination of spices is wonderful when paired with the honey-ginger-orange glaze.
7 Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe
A mandarin orange is smaller and more intensely sweet than the navel oranges that we like to juice and eat. It has less tang so you get a more delicious orange flavor. You can find these canned in a syrup that intensifies its sweetness or use the fresh oranges for this fresh salad recipe. The chicken is a great addition to make it more hearty.
8 Chicken and Orange Salad on Baguette Recipe
Would you believe this sandwich recipe is a no-cook recipe? That's because you can now find chicken cooked and packed in cans! This makes it super easy to put a snack or light meal together in minutes, just by using ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.
The chicken and orange combination is a definitely delicious food pairing. If you're not yet a fan, you have to try one of these recipes to find out why orange chicken dishes are so popular.
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