Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 4 Servings
Do you ever wonder how they cook Orange Chicken in your favourite Chinese restaurants? Well, lucky for you because now I will teach you this awesome recipe! I have listed all the ingredients and directions so all you need to do is to follow them step by step and you are good to go. Enjoy!
1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 6 thighs, or 3 chicken breasts*
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large Egg
1 ¼ c water
1 tbsp vegetable oil, canola, sunflower, etc.
vegetable oil, for frying depending on the size of your pan
1 large orange, you’ll need the juice and zest
2 tbsp soy sauce
¼ c rice vinegar, or white vinegar
½ c brown sugar, packed
2 large garlic cloves, minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 tbsp water
green onions, chopped
red pepper flakes
For the Chicken:
Step 1: Slice the chicken into small cuts.
Step 2: Add flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper into a medium mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add egg, water, and oil. Whisk until well combined.
Step 4: Add the sliced chicken pieces into the mixing bowl. Toss until well coated.
Step 5: Cover the bowl and place it inside the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Step 6: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 7: Add enough and allow it to become hot.
Step 8: Add the chicken pieces and cook for about 15 minutes.
Step 9: Remove the chicken pieces from the heat onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Cover them to keep warm.
To Make the Orange Chicken Sauce:
Step 1: Add the orange juice, soy sauce, orange zest, brown sugar, garlic, and vinegar to a medium saucepan. Stir until just mixed.
Step 2: Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium. Let the mixture boil. Add more soy sauce and vinegar if needed.
Step 3: Combine water and cornstarch, then pour it into the pan. Stir until well blended.
Step 4: Toss in the fried chicken pieces until well coated with the delicious sauce.
Step 5: Sprinkle red pepper flakes, green onions, and sesame seeds on top.
Step 6: Serve right away and enjoy!
Calories 445 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g 15% | Saturated Fat 5g 25% | Cholesterol 160mg 53% | Sodium 547mg 23% | Potassium 457mg 13% | Carbohydrates 61g 20% | Fiber 2g 8% | Sugar 31g 34% | Protein 27g 54% | Vitamin A 207IU 4% | Vitamin C 25mg 30% | Calcium 66mg 7% | Iron 3mg 17%
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