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Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 491kcal

Ingredients

For The Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts chunked
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • canola oil for frying

For The Orange Marinade

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch red chili flakes
  • zest from one orange
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • thinly sliced green onions optional garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds optional garnish

Instructions

To Make The Orange Sauce

  • In a medium sized skillet, bring the orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, & chili flakes to a quick simmer. Heat for 2 minutes, then set aside.
  • Use a slotted spoon to separate the chicken from the sauce. Transfer the chicken to a plate to wait.
  • Add the tablespoon of cornstarch and continue cooking the mixture, whisking until smooth, and letting the mixture simmer until thickened.

To Make The Chicken

  • On a shallow plate, whisk together flour, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
  • Transfer the beaten eggs to another shallow plate.
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the beaten egg mixture. Then transfer it to the flour mixture, turning to coat. Shake to remove any excess.
  • Working with 2-3" of oil at a time, let it get nice and hot. Cook several chicken pieces at a time. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, turning often until golden brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a paper-towel-lined plate. Working in batches, repeat until all the chicken's been fried.
  • Toss the chicken with the sauce. Serve the chicken over a bed of freshly cooked white rice. Top with thinly sliced green onions, and toasted sesame seeds for garnish.

Notes

recipe adapted from Modern Honey

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 548mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3.3mg