Orange chicken breast recipe
Welcome to our special Grandma's Orange Chicken recipe! This dish is a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors, with the citrus touch of orange that enhances the flavor of the chicken.
A recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation and that today we want to share with you. Perfect for a family meal or special occasion, this dish is not only delicious, but also evokes memories of grandma's kitchen. Let's do it!
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How to Make Grandma's Orange Chicken Breasts
- Marinating the chicken: We start by squeezing the juice from the two oranges into a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic and grated ginger. We mix well. Now, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and dip them in the marinade. We let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Cooking the chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and cook them in the pan until golden brown and cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side.
- Preparing the sauce: While the chicken is cooking, bring the reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens and turns into a sauce.
- Completion and presentation: Once the chicken is cooked, we pour the orange sauce over the chicken breasts. We cook everything together for a couple of minutes so that the flavors combine. Serve the chicken hot, sprinkled with chopped chives and, if desired, sesame seeds. I like to accompany the orange chicken dish with a little rice.
Additional information for the orange chicken breasts recipe
Use of fresh oranges: It is advisable to use fresh oranges to obtain a more authentic and natural flavor in the sauce.
Recipe Variations: You can add a spicy touch to the sauce by adding a little crushed red chili or sriracha to taste.
Marinating the chicken: If you have time, marinate the chicken for several hours or even overnight. This will allow the flavors to soak deeper into the chicken.
Accompaniments: Orange chicken goes very well with cooked jasmine rice or steamed vegetables such as broccoli or carrots.
Storage and reheating: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, do so over low heat in a skillet or in the microwave.