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Campus Dining recipe: Orange chicken

Campus Dining's orange chicken

Campus Dining's orange chicken.

Here is the Campus Dining Services recipe for orange chicken:

Sauce ingredients:

  • Ginger root, chopped, 1 Tbsp.
  • Brown sugar, 1/4 cup
  • Soy sauce, 1/2 cup
  • Water, 1/2 cup
  • Cooking sherry, 1/4 tsp.
  • Garlic, chopped, 1 Tbsp.
  • White Vinegar, 2 & 2/3 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp.
  • Sugar, 1/4 cup + 1 & 2/3 Tbsp.
  • Mandarin oranges in syrup, 1/4 cup + 1 & 2/3 Tbsp.

Remaining ingredients

  • Tempura chicken strips, 2.5 lbs.
  • Green onions, chopped, 3/4 tsp.
  • Crushed red pepper, 3/4 tsp.
  • Ginger, ground, 1 & 1/2 tsp.
  • Mandarin oranges, 2 Tbsp. (reserved from sauce)
  • Cornstarch, 1 Tbsp.
  • Water, 1 Tbsp.

Instructions

  1. Blend ginger root, brown sugar, soy sauce, water, cooking sherry, and garlic.
  2. Drain and reserve the juice from the mandarin oranges.
  3. Add juice, white vinegar, and sugar to the sauce mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour sauce into a wok and bring to a boil. Add crushed red pepper and ground ginger.
  5. Mix 1 Tbsp. cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. water until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to sauce, stirring well. The sauce will continue to thicken. Remove from heat.
  6. While the sauce is heating, deep fry chicken for 4 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  7. Toss the chicken with the sauce until well coated.
  8. Garnish with reserved mandarin oranges and chopped green onion.

 

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