Orange Chicken Recipe

Easy Orange Chicken - crispy chicken in tangy orange sauce with vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and chicken broth. Takes 30 minutes to make and much better than Panda Express or takeout.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Orange Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz boneless chicken breast cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Orange slices for garnishing
  • White sesame for garnishing

Orange Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon Rooster brand Huy Fong Garlic Chili Sauce optional
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar red wine or Chinese white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • Pinch of salt

Frying Batter:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup water ice cold
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Orange Sauce together. Whisk to combine well. In another bowl, whisk all the Frying Batter ingredients until the batter is smooth. Drop in the chicken cubes, coat well and set aside.
  2. Heat up a wok or non-stick skillet with oil. Gently drop in the battered chicken cubes, one by one, making sure it is spread out to prevent sticking and over crowding the wok or skillet. Deep-fry until the chicken pieces turn golden brown and become crispy. Remove using a strainer and drain on paper towels.
  3. Transfer the deep-frying oil to a container and keep 1 tablespoon in the wok or skillet. Add the garlic and stir fry until aromatic or light brown in color. Gently pour in the Orange Sauce mixture, stir, and bring it to a light simmer. Toss in the deep-fried chicken, stir to combine well. Dish out, garnish with orange slices, top with white sesame and serve immediately with steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 661mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 29g 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.