Applebee's Crispy Orange Chicken Bowl copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Applebee's Crispy Orange Chicken Bowl

Score: 4.73. Votes: 15
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Menu Description: "Breaded boneless chicken breast is delicately spiced and covered in a spicy-sweet orange glaze. Served in a big bowl over almond rice pilaf and a flavorful mixture of mushrooms, broccoli, red pepper, sugar snap peas and shredded carrots. Topped with toasted almonds and crispy noodles."

In a dish like this it's important to get the sauce tasting just right or the whole hack will be off. Simmering a secret blend of orange juice, brown sugar, marmalade and few other ingredients will give you a sauce that's sweet, tangy, spicy and really, really freakin' good. Rather than going to the trouble of breading and frying the chicken from scratch, I've cut time off your prep by including frozen breaded chicken fingers that you simply bake in the oven when you're ready to assemble the dish. I used Claim Jumper brand chicken tenderloins for this recipe, since one 20-ounce box was perfect for the two servings this recipe yields. However, these are mongo-huge restaurant-size portions, so you'll be able to divide this recipe up into four more modest servings if you like.

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Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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Score: 4.73. Votes: 15
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david jensen
Feb 6, 2018, 08:10

This is the best copy cat recipe I've gotten from him. I had trouble making the sauce at first. I found that you take it off when the bubbles look like a bubble gum bubble. It thickens more after it sits a while.

Irais Argueta
Mar 4, 2014, 22:00

This is my mom's favorite! When she arrived home I served a plate. She saw it and asked, "oh you got take out?" I told her I did. Once she was done, I asked her what she thought and her response was, as delicious as always. she could not believe I made it! Spot on.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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