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Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

Why buy orange chicken takeout when you can make it at home in less than 30 minutes? Grab this super Easy Orange Chicken Recipe (with homemade sauce).
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 6 boneless chicken thighs Or 3 whole chicken breats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper


  • Dice the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a bowl. Add in the flour, corn starch, salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, and ginger powder to coat the chicken.
  • In a deep drying pan, bring the oil to medium-high heat. Fry the chicken until golden brown. Takes about 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk all the sauce ingredients and a bowl. Transfer to a hot skillet or frying pan and cook on low-heat, simmering until the sauce thickens up.
  • Transfer the fried chicken to the sauce and mix to coat well. Let the sauce and chicken simmer together for 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Serve with homemade Lo Mein Noodles or White rice. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. (optional)


Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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