Orange Chicken Recipe - Enjoy Asian Foods For A Night

By Christine Szalay Kudra | Submitted On February 06, 2011

Sometimes it is fun to enjoy the foods of other cultures for a night. If you like teaching your kids about different cultures, having different types of foods can be a great way to let them taste their way around the world. One great idea for a family dinner of fun is to enjoy Asian foods together. Enjoy studying, finding, and then cooking some tasty Asian dishes together. Make sure you get everyone involved in the process. Here are a few easy ideas that you may want to try if you are planning to enjoy some foods from Asian for a nice dinner.

Sesame Noodles

One very easy dish that you may want to make together for your Asian night is sesame noodles. Noodles are a popular option within Asian foods. Some of the unique flavors that you will find in this dish include tasty sesame paste and sesame oil. Soy sauce and hot bean paste are also used, which are sure to be a new taste to your children.

Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry

Another wonderful Asian dish that you can make and enjoy as a family is sweet and sour pork stir fry. Bring together the wonderful flavor of pork with tasty veggies and even some pineapple. With a sweet and sour sauce, this dish goes well with some white rice and is sure to tempt everyone's taste buds.

Crab Rangoons

While this is not a main dish, this is a wonderful side that is sure to add some great flavor to your Asian food night. Crab rangoons are appetizers that are basically fried dumplings that include cream cheese and crab meat. You can fry them up and eat them by themselves or a nice sweet and sour sauce can be made to dip them in.

Orange Chicken Recipe

One of the popular Asian dishes that many people love happens to be orange chicken. A great orange chicken recipe brings together spicy and sweet tastes for a wonderfully crunchy chicken dish that goes well with rice. Here is a great orange chicken recipe that you can make together as a family.

What You Need:

2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
5 cups of flour
1 egg beaten
¼ teaspoon of pepper
¼ teaspoon of salt
Sauce -
5 cups of water
¼ cup of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of orange juice
5 tablespoons of soy sauce
1/3 cup of rice vinegar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon of grated orange zest
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon minced ginger root
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of chopped green onion

How to Make It:

Combine salt, pepper, and flour. Dip cubed chicken into egg and then coat with flour. Deep fry or cook in a wok until crispy and well cooked. In a saucepan combine together orange juice, water, lemon juice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Combine and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir in orange zest, onion, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar. Allow to come to a boil. Combine the water with cornstarch and thoroughly mix. Mix slowly into the sauce, allowing it to thicken. Pour orange sauce over the chicken. Add red pepper flakes and top with green onions.

Christine Szalay-Kudra is an author, food expert and mom of four boys. She is the owner of the Recipe Publishing Network, a group of sites dedicated to fine food and information for cooks. When not busy with her business you can find her sharing on one of these social networks at her own URL:

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