Orange Chicken Recipe – Asian Special

Crispy, golden chicken drenched in a sweet and tangy sauce—orange chicken is a Chinese American classic that’s surprisingly simple to master at home.

  • Prep Time40 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time1 hr

Sauce Ingredient:

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Chicken Ingredient :

  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

How to make the Orange Chicken Recipe:

1

Gather all ingredients.

2

Combine water, rice vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, and orange juice for sauce into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, green onion, orange zest, ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

3

Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Pour in 1 cup cooled sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Reserve the remaining sauce.

4

Mix flour, salt, and pepper in another resealable plastic bag.

5

Remove chicken from the marinade and place into the bag of seasoned flour. Seal the bag and shake to coat.

6

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken in the hot skillet until browned on both sides.

7

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and cover with aluminum foil. Wipe out the skillet.

8

Pour reserved sauce into the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

9

Mix together cornstarch and water until completely smooth. Stir into the boiling sauce.

10

Reduce heat to medium-low, add the chicken, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

11

Serve over rice and enjoy!