It’s Fall! Even though it’s still scorching hot here in Southern California, the rest of the continent is starting to cool down.
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When it comes to Fall, nothing beats a hearty home-cooked meal.
And when it comes to dinner at home, everyone loves chicken and I have developed this most amazing honey orange chicken recipe for you.
Everyone loves Orange Chicken, deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet and tangy orange sauce made famous by Chinese restaurants.
I love the regular orange chicken but deep-frying battered chicken is such a mundane kitchen chore, so I changed things up a bit and make it into a simple skillet honey orange chicken recipe that takes only 20 minutes and no deep-frying.
This recipe yields juicy, moist, and absolutely delightful chicken steeped in an addictive honey-orange sauce. Serve the chicken with steamed rice and you will have an utterly scrumptious and satisfying home-cooked meal. Enjoy!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 424 calories per serving.
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Honey Orange Chicken
- 5 chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon Asian cooking wine (sake or Chinese rice wine, optional)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- chopped parsley leaves (for garnishing)
- white sesame seeds (for garnishing)
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 1/2 tablespoons honey or more to taste
- 1-2 teaspoons bottled garlic chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or more to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Debone the chicken thighs, keep the skin on. Add the cooking wine and soy sauce to the chicken, stir to combine well.
- Add all the ingredients in the Sauce, whisk to combine well. Set aside.
- Heat up a skillet, pan-fry the chicken with the skin side down. Turn over and pan-fry both sides of chicken until browned. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Add the cooking oil to the skillet, saute the garlic until slightly brown, add the chicken back into the skillet, follow by the Sauce.
- Turn the heat to low and let cook until the sauce reduces a bit. Top the chicken with parsley and sesame. Serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
Looks fantastic! Can this be baked? If so, at what temperature and for how long?
Please follow the recipe as suggested.
Can I make this with chicken breasts?
Yes, you sure can!
May I know if the orange juice is freshly squeezed or off the shelf kind?
Both is fine.
Just these pictures are enough to make me drool. Thanks for sharing this awesome dish!
Hi, may I know if you are referring to light soya sauce or dark soya sauce? Thanks!
Light soy sauce.
Hi, may I know are you referring to light soya sauce or dark soya sauce? Thanks!
Looks so yummy and yes I do love Orange Chicken (tried your previous recipe on it and dropped a comment too). Thanks for sharing!
Thanks DZ. :)