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In My Nook: Orange Chicken

Dear Fordy, 

Today is your Ate Bambam's 10th birthday. Time flies so fast indeed, she is no longer a baby. We woke up late, 10am, so I asked her what she wants me to cook for lunch. She said Orange Chicken. I only have chicken thighs in the fridge so whatever, your ate likes it so I will cook it. 

This recipe serves 6. Your dad does not want leftovers. 

6 pcs thigh part or 1/2 kilo of diced chicken breasts
1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon rock salt
1 pc medium egg
oil for deep frying

For the sauce:
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup of Florida orange juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cornstard, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
green onions chopped

* Florida orange juice can be substituted with orange concentrate juice. Dilute 1 pack in 1/2 cup of water. If orange concentrate will be used, no need for the brown sugar.

I started by mixing the flour, salt and pepper. Then I dipped the chicken into the egg and dredged it in flour. Then they go directly to the hot oil for deep frying. I want the chicken to be completely cooked so I gave it about 5-7 minutes each side.  I was watching Riverdale while doing this so I was not that bored. 

While the friend chicken are in the rack, I got a sauce pan, pour the water, soy sauce and vinegar into it. I added the chopped onions and let it simmer. Then I added the orange juice and sugar and let it simmer for another 2 minutes. Last is the cornstarch for a rich sauce. When the sauce is done, I put the chicken back, mixed until all of them are coated with the sauce and voila! Ready to eat! Do not forget to sprinkle it with chopped onions. 

Fordy's Orange Chicken

It may not be as good as Panda Express Orange Chicken but your sisters and Dad liked it! And I know they do when they do not talk while eating haha! 

I wish I could have cooked for you, baby. This morning, I was awaken by your Dad playing your videos. I think he misses you. Hug him tight, bubut! I am going to sleep now because I have work later. I, actually do not want to go to work. Why? Many things. I will tell you one day. 

Love forever,