What Is a Good Recipe for an Orange Sauce for Chicken?


Quick Answer

Prepare an orange sauce for chicken by combining orange juice, lemon juice, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Next, add orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil, let thicken, and serve.

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What Is a Good Recipe for an Orange Sauce for Chicken?
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Start out by combining the ingredients in the following proportions: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup sesame oil and 1/4 cup rice vinegar. Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 heaping tablespoon orange zest, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves and a pinch of salt. Because taste preferences vary widely, use these measurements as a guide, and add or subtract to your taste. For an even stronger flavor, marinate your chicken in the combined sauce ingredients overnight, remove the chicken, and boil and thicken the sauce as directed.

When preparing orange sauce for chicken or another protein, experiment with different textures and flavors by combining additional ingredients or altering the preparation of the protein. Additional ingredients for this recipe include red pepper flakes, chopped onion or shallot, scallions, oyster or fish sauce, sesame seeds and white pepper. While this sauce is delicious on grilled or pan-seared chicken breasts or thighs, breading the chicken allows each piece to absorb more of your sauce. If you're looking for some variety, this sauce is also great on pork, beef, shrimp, tofu, stir-fried vegetables and rice.

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