Fried Chicken with Spicy Orange Sauce Fried Chicken with Spicy Orange Sauce

Photography: Roger Proulx | Food Styling: Michelle Diamond

  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


Spicy Orange Sauce:
Fried Chicken:


Spicy Orange Sauce In medium pot, combine orange juice, sugar, vinegar, sambal oelek, ginger, carrots and celery; bring to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until reduced by one-third, about 15 minutes.

In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Gradually whisk into orange juice mixture. Let simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; keep warm.

Fried Chicken Add enough oil to large deep skillet or Dutch oven to come 3 inches up side. Heat until deep-fryer thermometer reads 350°F.

Place 1⁄4 cup flour in shallow bowl; stir together remaining flour with ice water in shallow bowl until combined. Season chicken with five-spice powder and salt. Dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat and shaking off excess, then dip in flour-water mixture, letting excess drip off.

Fry chicken in hot oil, turning occasionally, until golden and crispy and instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of several pieces reads 165°F. Drain on rack set over paper towel-lined baking sheet; let stand for 5 minutes.

Slice chicken on diagonal and divide among plates. Drizzle with orange sauce and garnish with cilantro (if using). Serve with rice vermicelli (if using).

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 540
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 90 g
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Fried Chicken with Spicy Orange Sauce