All prices on this website are shown in USD.

0

Your Cart is Empty

Delicious Orange Chicken

Chinese New Year’s celebrations are underway. If you want to join in on the festivities, here is a delicious orange chicken recipe made with wild orange and ginger essential oils that will be sure to be a favorite for years to come.

Chicken bites with a homemade orange and ginger essential oil glaze on a generous serving of brown rice and broccoli.

 

Orange Chicken

Servings: 4 | Time: 30 minutes active | Difficulty: Moderate

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 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 tsp. reserved sauce mixture
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil

Chicken:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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.
  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.
  13. Serve over brown rice with a side of broccoli for a healthy, delicious dinner.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Essential Ideas by AromaTools

"Dream Big" Diffuser Blend. Features fennel, pink pepper, marjoram and sandalwood essential oils.
“Dream Big” Diffuser Blend

As you’ve been inspired by others’ success, you can more accurately see the next step in your upward journey. Confidently take that step! In this blend, fennel inspires courage to move forward. Pink pepper helps increase alertness and focus. Marjoram promotes patience and peace along the way. Sandalwood calms and balances the effects of the other oils.

Read More
Enhance the Holidays with the 12 Sprays of Christmas
Enhance the Holidays with the 12 Sprays of Christmas

1 Comment

Looking for a DIY holiday gift that’s easy, affordable, and on trend? Look no further than the “12 Sprays of Christmas” labels. They come with a downloadable recipe sheet of the blends as one of our holiday gifts to you.

Read More
"Autumn Leaves" Diffuser Blend. Features bergamot, frankincense, birch and ginger essential oils.
“Autumn Leaves” Diffuser Blend

Looking for a warm, woodsy autumn blend for your diffuser? Autumn Leaves is a delightful way to welcome the new season! The fresh, sweet aromas of bergamot and ginger harmonize with the warm, rich touches of frankincense and ginger. Together, these essential oils promote energy and awareness and help relieve tension.

Read More