Essential Orange Chicken

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  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame oil


1.     Pour water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan, and set over medium-high heat.

2.     Stir in the brown sugar, garlic, green onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.

3.     Remove from heat.  Reserve 2 tablespoons of sauce.

4.     In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper.

5.     Add the chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.

6.     Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

7.     Place chicken into the skillet, and brown on both sides.

8.     Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.

9.     Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce.

10.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

11.  Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of reserved sauce; then stir into the sauce.

12.  Add orange and ginger essential oils. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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