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Orange Chicken

This orange chicken recipe is absolutely delicious. Crispy, crunchy, tender fried chicken pieces covered in a delicious orange glaze and cooked until the sauce has thickened. A great recipe to serve over rice, serve as the main dish and even serve as an appetizer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Chicken, Orange Chicken Recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Great Grub, Delicious Treats


For the Chicken

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • cup flour
  • water, as needed for batter

For the Orange Sauce

  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger, ground
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • oil, for frying


For the Chicken

  • In a large bowl, add egg, salt, corn starch, flour, soy sauce, and pepper. Stir to combine well.
  • Slowly add water to the mixture until it is smooth enough to cover chicken but not watery or really thick.
  • In a large pan or skillet over medium heat, heat enough oil to fully cover the chicken.
  • Add chicken pieces to the batter and toss until fully coated.
  • Drop battered chicken pieces into hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Remove chicken pieces from oil and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

For the Orange Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, add sauce ingredients and stir to mix well.
  • In a large pan, add the sauce mixture and let it come to a boil.
  • Add in chicken pieces and toss to coat the chicken evenly with the sauce. Let cook until chicken is fully coated and sauce has slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot over rice or with noodles. Enjoy.


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg