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Applebee's Orange Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Applebee's Orange Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Applebee's Orange Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by diannao1

Makes 6 servings



Just like served at Applebee's if prepared correctly. Serve over rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Applebee's Orange Chicken

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon wesson oil
1/2 cup cornstarch, plus
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbs vegetable oil (for frying)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 salt and pepper

Glaze:
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup Splenda

Recipe Directions for Applebee's Orange Chicken

  1. 1. Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and oil. Mix well and set aside.

  2. 2. Stir cornstarch and flour together in another large bowl and mix well. Add chicken mixture to the flour mixture, stirring to coat each piece well.

  3. 3. Pour enough oil to be at least 1/2-inch deep in a wok or heavy skillet and set over high heat. When it reaches 375 degrees F (hot!) carefully add chicken pieces in small batches and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Do not overcook or chicken will be tough. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Continue frying chicken in small batches until all are nicely browned and crisp. Set aside while you make the glaze:.

  4. Cool the oil in the skillet slightly, then remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil and set over medium heat. Sauté garlic in oil for 1 minute (if the oil is too hot the garlic will turn bitter). Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens to your liking, stirring frequently.

  5. Pour glaze over chicken. Serve chicken over a bed of cooked white rice. Garnish with slivered almonds and crispy noodles. Applebee's tosses the chicken and orange glaze with an array of stir-fry vegetables like broccoli, snow peas and red peppers

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 330.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
649
Calories from Fat
204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.7g
35%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
167mg
56%
Sodium
1413mg
59%
Potassium
608mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
59.4g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
35.0g
Protein
47.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 5% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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