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Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken - a popular Chinese-American dish made with cubed, battered, fried chicken breast coated in a sweet and spicy orange-flavored sticky sauce. A must-have family dish in weekly rotation.
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 445kcal
Author Imma



  • ½ cup (125 ml) chicken broth
  • ½ cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (59 ml) white vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon (7.5 g) sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) freshly grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (6 g) orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 g) red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) cornstarch


  • 1 ½ pounds (680 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut in 1-inch cube like pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup (42 g) corn starch
  • cup (42 g) flour
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • Oil for frying
  • green onions , for garnishing (optional)


  • In a large saucepan, combine chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha , ginger,  garlic, lemon juice, orange zest and red pepper flakes. Place pan over medium high heat, bring sauce to a boil and simmer for a few minutes - about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch to form a paste. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into orange sauce. Continue cooking until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove sauce pan from heat and set aside.
  • Season chicken cubes with salt and pepper to taste. In a medium-sized shallow dish, whisk together cornstarch and flour, set aside. In a small shallow dish, whisk eggs. Dip chicken into egg mixture and then dredge in the cornstarch mixture. Place on a plate and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2-3 inches of oil in a heavy bottom pot or wok over medium high heat. Working in small batches, fry chicken pieces stirring often until cooked through and golden brown - about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat the process for the remaining chicken cubes.
  • Toss fried chicken pieces together with orange sauce, garnish with green onions and serve immediately with rice.


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 789mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg