This Orange Chicken recipe is made with boneless and skinless chicken breast which is cut into bite-size pieces and then fried until golden and spicy. Also serve it with orange sauce which is made up of orange juice, garlic, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, red chili flakes ginger, and orange zest. It is both spicy and sweet and full of flavor.
This Orange Chicken is sweet, sticky, and tangy. It’s easy to make at home with basic ingredients and is ready in just 20 mins for your family. I have also shared a lot more chicken recipes like the honey sauce sesame chicken recipe, Chicken tikka biryani recipe, and chicken curry recipe.
Tools You’ll Need
- Rice Cooker
- Small Saucepan
- Baking Sheet
Orange Chicken/Panda express orange chicken
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Keyword: Orange Chicken
Ingredients for Orange Chicken
Boneless Chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces- 350 gms
For the Marination:
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- White Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
- Egg- 1
Orange Chicken Sauce:
- Fresh Orange Juice- 1 US cup measure (240 ml)
- White Sugar- 1.5 tbsp
- Brown Sugar- 1/2 tbsp
- White Vinegar- 1.5 tbsp
- Dark Soy Sauce- 1 tsp
- Ginger, grated- 1/2 tsp
- Garlic, grated- 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli flakes- 1/2 tsp
- Sesame Oil- 1 tsp
Corn Flour- 3.5 tbsp US spoon measure
- Corn Slurry- 2 tsp cornflour mixed in 4 tbsp water
- Spring Onion Greens- 1 tbsp for garnish
- Oil for deep frying
- Cut the boneless chicken thighs into 1” pieces. Marinate with items specified. Mix well and set aside for 30 mins. After 30 mins add the cornflour and mix well to make it ready for frying.
- Take a small bowl and add all the ingredients specified for the sauce. Mix and set aside for use later. Make sure the sugar is dissolved before adding it to the wok later.
- Prepare the corn slurry and set it aside. Stir it well again before adding to the wok.
- Chop the spring onion greens for garnish.
- Heat oil in a pan/wok for deep frying.
- Drop in the battered chicken pieces one at a time to not crowd the pan. Fry on medium heat for around 5-6 mins till golden. Remove and keep on a plate. Fry the rest in batches.
- Now take a wok and heat it.
- Mix the sauce once to make sure the sugar is dissolved and add it to the wok.
- Keep stirring it on medium heat for 2-3 mins till the sauce is cooked and starts thickening.
- Add the corn slurry, mix and cook it for a minute and then add the fried chicken pieces.
- Stir fry it on high heat for 1-2 mins till the chicken pieces are coated well with the sauce.
- Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.
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- Calories: 244
- Sodium: 921 mg
- Cholesterols: 7 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g
- Total Fat:8 g
- Added Sugar: 4 g
- Carbohydrates:7 g
- Iron: 2.5 mg
- Floate: 68.2 mcg
- Thiamin: 0.3 mg
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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(-) If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for your personal consumption.
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Why Is Orange Chicken is not good for us?
When you are trying to lose weight then orange chicken is not an ideal food for you, because it is very high in fat and carbs. Due to the batter, frying oil, and sauce, Orange Chicken carries a very poor balance of macronutrients as there are excess sugars and saturated fats.
Is orange chicken real meat?
Since California produces $1 billion worth of citrus annually, using an orange flavor was a natural fit. The chicken itself is made with dark meat that is lightly battered then fried. Before creating orange chicken as we know it, Panda Express restaurants in Hawaii served a similar dish with bone-in meat.