Applebee's-style Crispy Orange Skillet
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Oil (for frying)
Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and oil. Mix well and set aside.
Stir cornstarch and flour together in another large bowl and mix well. Add chicken mixture to the flour mixture, stirring to coat each piece well.
Pour enough oil to be at least 1/2-inch deep in a wok or heavy skillet and set over high heat. When it reaches 375° F (hot!) carefully add chicken pieces in small batches and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Do not overcook or chicken will be tough. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Continue frying chicken in small batches until all are nicely browned and crisp. Set aside while you make the glaze: