Posts tagged: quick and easy chicken recipes

Original Orange Chicken Recipe

Dinner or lunch will be extra-special with this original orange chicken dish! Coated bite-sized chicken cubes are fried in a sweet and spicy glaze. Complete your meal and serve with rice and hearty mixed veggies.

Ingredients:

• 2 lbs chicken thighs (chopped into bite-sized cubes)
• 1 tsp sesame oil
• some oil (for deep frying)

Batter:

• 1 tbsp salt
• 1 tsp white pepper
• 1 cup cornstarch
• 3 cups flour
• 1 egg
• 1.5 cups water
• 2 tbsp oil

Glaze:

• 1 tsp vegetable oil
• 1/4 tsp chili flakes
• 1/2 tsp ginger (minced)
• 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup vinegar
• 2 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tbsp cornstarch slurry

Instructions:

Batter:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add salt, white pepper, cornstarch and flour.
Whisk to combine.
Add egg.
Gradually add water while whisking the mixture.
Add oil, then whisk until the batter is smooth.

Add the chopped chicken thighs into the batter.
Toss to coat well.
Cover the bowl with clingfilm.
Put it in the fridge and let it chill for 30 minutes.
Once done, deep fry the coated chicken cubes until golden brown.
Once fried, transfer to a plate and let it cool.

Glaze:

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Add vegetable oil and heat it.
Add chili flakes, minced ginger and minced garlic.
Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add sugar and brown sugar.
Stir to combine.
Pour orange juice.
Stir and let it simmer.
Once it simmers, add vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch slurry.
Stir until the glaze thickens.
Add the chicken cubes into the glaze.
Stir to coat well.
Drizzle some sesame oil.
Stir well.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Original Orange Chicken Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sa9nYKiYg0

Yummy Chicken Buns Recipe

These yummy chicken buns are a perfect snack idea for the weekend. You can also prepare this savory recipe when you are going on a road trip. The buns are homemade dough filled with seasoned chicken mixture.

Ingredients:

Dough:

• 3 cups maida or all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 tsp sugar
• 2 1/2 tsp active yeast
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup milk (lukewarm)
• 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water
• 1 tbsp cooking oil

Chicken Filling:

• 450 grams chicken (minced)
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
• 1 tsp pepper
• 1/2 tsp Garam masala
• 1 large white onion (chopped)
• 2 tbsp maida or all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup milk
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp butter

Other Ingredients:

• 1 beaten egg (for egg wash)
• some sesame seeds (for garnishing)

Instructions:

Dough:

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and active yeast.
Mix well to combine.
Crack open an egg into the mixture.
Mix well to combine.
Pour lukewarm milk and mix well.
Add water, then mix until it becomes a dough.
Add oil.
Knead until dough is smooth.
Cover with cling film or clear plastic.
Let it rest for two hours.

Chicken Filling:

Meanwhile, set a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add some olive oil and butter.
Once butter has melted, add minced chicken.
Stir and cook until color changes.
Season with salt, ginger-garlic paste, pepper and Garam masala.
Stir until well combined.
Add chopped white onions.
Continue to stir until onions are soft.
Add maida or all-purpose flour.
Stir until well combined.
Pour milk into the mixture.
Stir and cook until liquid reduces.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assembly:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Remove the dough from the bowl once it has increased in size.
Knead and form into small circles.
Flatten each circle and place chicken a spoonful of filling in the middle.
Fold up the sides to the center and pinch to seal.
Do this with the rest of the dough and chicken filling.
Place the buns on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Cover with clear plastic or clingfilm.
Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Once done, remove the plastic.
Brush each bun with egg wash.
Sprinkle with some sesame seeds on top.
Place the baking tray inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

Yummy Chicken Buns Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYWvfQ0I_KQ

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a flavorful comfort food. You can also prepare this for a weekend dinner. It is a delicious combination of cooked or rotisserie chicken, carrots and peas. They are mixed in with sauce made of chicken broth, flour, white onion and celery. This recipe takes about an hour to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 2 pie crusts (homemade or prepared)
• 1.5 cups diced chicken (cooked)
• 4 carrots (peeled and sliced)
• 1/2 cup frozen peas
• 1 small white onion (diced)
• 2 celery stalks (diced)
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 1 hour to prepare and cook. Serves 8.

Prepare the bottom pie crust on a round baking dish.
Set aside.

Prepare a saucepan.
Melt butter over medium-high heat.
Add diced white onion.
Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add all-purpose flour.
Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until well combined.
Add 2 cups of chicken broth.
Stir and bring it to a simmer.
Once it simmers, season with salt and black pepper.
Stir and cook until the mixture is thick.
Once the sauce is thick, switch off the heat.
Set aside.

Prepare another saucepan.
Add sliced carrots and diced celeries into the saucepan.
Cover it with water.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Once it boils, let it simmer for 8 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Once it simmers, add frozen peas.
Let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
Once done, drain the water.
Add the vegetables into the sauce.
Add the diced cooked chicken.
Stir to combine well.
Transfer the mixture into the pie crust.
Spread evenly.
Cover with the top pie crust.
Cinch the edges of the crust to seal.
Poke a few holes on the top crust or cut a few slices.
Place it inside an oven at 425 F temperature.
Let it bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice for servings.
Enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

If you prefer beef rather than chicken, then you may do that. Instead of using chicken broth, use beef broth. If you want a veggie pot pie, then substitute your favorite veggies such as broccoli florets, mushrooms and baby corn.

How To Make Chicken Pot Pie
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAYqRY2Mq0