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Crispy Orange Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

We enjoy these tangy nuggets so many ways—over noodles or rice, in sandwiches, even on top of lettuce and cabbage. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Crispy Orange Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen popcorn chicken (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. Bake popcorn chicken according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in orange zest, juice, hoisin sauce, sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 4-6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add chicken to skillet; toss to coat. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 450 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1294mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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