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Orange Chicken Recipe – Easy & Tasty

Tasty orange chicken, made of boneless succulent chicken pieces, tastes very delicious. The tender, juicy yet crispy chicken pieces when smothered in an authentic chinese orange sauce, creates a taste that will make you lick your fingers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 467 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Chicken- boneless chicken breasts cut into small pieces ( 4 chicken breasts)
  • 3 whisked eggs
  • 1/3 cup corn-starch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Cooking oil for frying

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice ( fresh juice for the best taste and flavor)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 full tablespoons of Rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon finely and freshly chopped ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or you can use 2 garlic cloves ( finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Fresh orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon corn-starch for thickening the gravy
  • Green onions for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Mix flour and cornstarch together along with a pinch of salt
  • Whisk eggs in a different dish
  • First dip the chicken breast pieces in the mixture of whisked eggs and then in the mixture of flour and cornstarch
  • Place the chicken pieces on a plate
  • Put 2-3 inches of oil in a pan for deep frying. Make sure that the oil is hot ( you can use a thermometer to make it confirmed that the oil reaches 350-degree temperature)
  • Fry the chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes and let it become golden brown in color. ( Keep the flame medium)
  • Use a paper towel to soak the excess oil

For Orange Sauce

  • In a pan, add the orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red chili flakes and heat for 2-3 minutes ( don’t overcook it)
  • Take a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to make a paste.
  • Add it to the orange sauce and continue cooking for thickening the gravy.
  • Once the gravy is thickened, remove it from heat and let it cool.
  • Add fresh orange zest for the mind-blowing aroma
  • Toss the fried chicken pieces with the orange sauce and serve hot. For a great look, top it with freshly grated orange zest and green onions.
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