Chinese Orange Chicken
Orange chicken is the poster child of American-Chinese cuisine. Walk into any Panda Express or Chinese takeout restaurants, you’re sure to find it on the menu. Orange chicken is sometimes called Orange Peel Chicken, but they are the same thing.
Orange chicken is extremely delicious and flavorful with crispy fried chicken coated in a batter, deep-fried, with a sweet, tangy and savory orange sauce. It’s citrusy because of the orange juice and zest in the recipe. It’s also mildly spicy because of the chili sauce.
Orange Chicken Sauce
The key to the best orange chicken lies in the sauce. The ingredients are easy to find. It calls for orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, sugar, apple cider vinegar and chili sauce. It’s sweet, sour and salty with a little bit of heat. You can make a big batch of the sauce and keep in the refrigerator.
How Do You Make Orange Chicken
First, you prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in the sauce. For the chicken, you want to deep fry using my special batter recipe. Finally, using a wok or skillet, cook the orange sauce mixture until it thickens, then add in the deep-fried chicken. Stir to combine well and dinner is done!
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