Orange Chicken

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Orange Chicken is a crispy chicken piece coated in a tangy and sweet orange sauce, served with steamed rice.

Orange Chicken pinit
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Orange Chicken

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins
Cooking Temp: 180  °C Calories: 320


Orange Chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish characterized by its crispy chicken pieces tossed in a flavorful orange sauce. It strikes a perfect balance between tangy and sweet flavors, making it a favorite among many. This homemade version allows you to enjoy the dish with fresh ingredients and adjust the flavor according to your preference.


For the Orange Sauce


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  1. In a bowl, season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

  2. Dredge the chicken pieces in cornstarch until well coated.

  3. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  5. In a separate pan, combine orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Bring to a simmer.

  6. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and stir until thickened.

  7. Toss the fried chicken pieces in the orange sauce until well coated.

  8. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 780mg33%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • Adjust the sweetness and tanginess of the sauce by adding more or less sugar and vinegar according to your taste.
  • You can add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick if desired.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds for extra flavor and texture.


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Keywords: Orange Chicken, Chinese, Asian

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