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Playing How To Make Orange Chicken By Rachael

"This is an answer to a request I get all the time," Rach says. 'More Chinese, please!'" 

From Rachael Ray Every Day, November 2019.


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 orange or blood orange, zested (about 2 teaspoons) and juiced (about ½ cup)
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sriracha
  • 1 ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, then cut into matchsticks, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade or orange all-fruit spread
  • About 3 tablespoons neutral-flavored oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • About ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small head broccoli (or 2 bundles broccolini), cut into ¾ to 1 ½–inch pieces
  • 1 large bunch scallions, whites chopped and greens cut on an angle
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño chiles or red finger chiles, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


Serves: 4


Cook rice according to the package directions.

In a small pot, bring the orange zest and juice, the stock, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, ginger and marmalade to a low boil, stirring often, until the sauce thickens a bit, about 10 minutes. 

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon neutral oil, two turns of the pan, over medium-high. In a bowl, whisk egg whites, cornstarch, and salt. Add chicken, toss to coat. Cook the chicken until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a plate. Add 1 tablespoon neutral oil, one turn of the pan, to the skillet. Add the broccoli; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add scallion whites and chiles; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic; toss for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken and sauce, then peanuts and sesame oil; stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with rice. Top with scallion greens.