Citrus Chicken

Citrus Chicken


  • J. Olive Co. Cilantro & Roasted Onion Olive Oil for frying

  • 4 whole egg whites

  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 1/2 c. orange juice

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar

  • 1 Tbsp J. Olive Co. Grapefruit Balsamic

  • 1/4 tsp. J. Olive Co. Toasted Sesame Oil

  • dash of salt

  • dash of crushed red pepper, more to taste

  • 1 clove Black Garlic, mushed

  • 2 tsp. minced ginger

  • 1 tsp. cornstarch (additional)

  • 1/4 c. water

  • 2 whole green onions, sliced


  1. Instructions for Chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and egg whites with a fork until almost frothy, about 1 minute. Add the chicken to the mixture and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Instructions for the Sauce: Meanwhile, put the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic and ginger in a small nonstick skillet and whisk together. Heat until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 3-4 minutes. Whisk together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch slurry to the sauce. Mix in and thicken for 1 minute. If sauce gets overly thick, just add in another 1/4 cup water and whisk in.

  3. Cooking Instructions: Heat about 2 inches of Olive Oil in a heavy-bottomed pot until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 350F. In batches, carefully drop a few pieces of chicken into the oil (drop them in one by one to keep them from sticking together) and move it around, 2-3 minutes or until light golden. Let the pieces drain on a plate lined with paper towels for 2 to 3 minutes. Then drop them back into the oil for 1 minute to really solidify the coating. Toss the chicken in the sauce and serve immediately with sliced green onions on the the bias.

Original recipe found at Prairie Oils