Bang Bang Orange Shrimp & Chicken
Recipe by Dinners for a Year and Beyond

Serves 4

 

 

2 egg whites
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt
pepper
1 pound chicken tenderloins, cut in 1-inch chunks
1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon water mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cups hot white or brown rice

 

In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken and shrimp and toss to coat.

 

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook the chicken and shrimp in 2 or 3 batches for about 2 - 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

 

In the same skillet, add the onion and saute over medium high heat for 6 - 8 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for for 1 minute. Add the orange juice, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until syrupy, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add the cornstarch and water mixture and cook for an additional minute. Add 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes if you like your dish with a little bang. Add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes if you like your dish with a bang bang.

 

To serve place 1 cup of the rice on 4 plates. Divide the shrimp and chicken among the plates and drizzle with a generous amount of the orange sauce.