Chinese Orange Chicken

Million times better than a takeaway version
Million times better than a takeaway version
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Ingredients

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4 Chicken Breast boned, skinned, and chopped into chunks
3 Eggs
1/3 cup Corn flour
1/3 cup Wheat flour
2 Scallions chopped
to taste Vegetable oil
For the sauce
2 tbsp Rice vinegar or other white vinegar
2 tbsp Soy sauce
1 cup Orange juice
from 1 orange Orange zest
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Corn flour

Nutritional information

262
Calories
13g
Fat
61mg
Cholesterol
22g
Carbs
14g
Sugar
14g
Protein
Ingredients
  • For the sauce

Chinese Orange Chicken

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Citrussy and syrupy, this Chinese Orange Chicken is absolutely delicious, one of my favorite chicken recipes! The star player in this dish is the sauce. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients – you will more than likely have most of them in your store cupboard at home. Together they make for a complex, sharp yet sweet, salty yet sour sauce that cooks down to a delicious syrup, perfect for coating the crispy-fried chicken chunks.

You’ll find authentic versions of this dish in Chinese restaurants, but the sauce always ends up gloopy and thick. This homemade version is zingy and fresh, and goes perfectly with a big pile of rice to absorb that amazing sauce.

Ingridiens for Chinese Orange Chicken

So, how to make Orange-Glazed Chicken?

Steps to make Chinese Orange Chicken

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Heat the wet ingredients for the sauce

Place the orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and crushed chili in a pan over a medium heat. Stir to combine and cook for 3 minutes.

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Add the cornflour

Whisk the cornflour into 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl, until it thickens. Add to the orange sauce and whisk until blended.

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Cook the sauce

Cook the sauce, stirring every so often, for a further 5 minutes until it begins to thicken.

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Add the orange zest

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange zest.

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Prepare the coatings

Mix the flour, cornflour, and salt in a shallow bowl and spread out across the bottom of the bowl. Pour the beaten eggs into another shallow bowl.

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Coat the chicken chunks

Dip each piece of chicken in the beaten egg, followed by the flour mixture and transfer to a plate.

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Heat the oil

Pour 2-3 inches of oil into a heavy-based skillet and heat to 350°F.

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Cook the chicken

In batches, cook the chicken in the oil for 2-3 minutes, turning frequently until the chunks are golden brown all over. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat until you have cooked all of the chicken pieces.

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Add the chicken to the sauce

Add the chicken pieces to the pan of sauce and toss until well coated.

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Serving Chinese Orange Chicken

Sprinkle the chicken with the chopped scallions and orange zest to serve.

This Orange-Glazed Chicken is a real Chinese-style hit, a million times better than a takeaway version! Why not give it a try? I’d love to hear what you think of one of my favorite dishes - leave a comment below or tag #cookmerecipes in your photo uploads!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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