Chinese Orange Chicken

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This is the best Orange Chicken I’ve ever had! It brimming with fresh orange flavor – no jarred orange marmalade here. It far outdoes Panda Express and other Chinese chain restaurants orange chicken. You get bite size pieces of chicken that are fried to golden brown perfection and they’re coated in the most amazing, sweet and sticky sauce. Talk about delicious comfort food!

How to make orange chicken

Orange Chicken is a super popular classic Chinese take-out dish that’s super popular here in the U.S. and for good reason. It’s battered and fried pieces of chicken coated with an irresistible sweet and tangy orange sauce. It’s just too good!

How To Make Orange Chicken

To make this Orange Chicken you marinate chicken pieces in a simple orange sauce, while setting aside 1/3 of the sauce and thickening it for coating at the end.

Then you dredge the marinated chicken pieces in eggs followed by cornstarch and fry in hot oil until they’re perfectly golden brown and crisp.

And you finish by coating them in that truly irresistible orange sauce.

It may take a few steps but after one bite you’ll realize it was most definitely worth it!

homemade orange chicken on plate of rice

Everyone in the family will love this recipe! It will likely be one of those recipes that the spouse, kids, friends, parents, etc. request again and again.

The secrets in the sauce here. This Orange Sauce is really is what makes this recipe so good! It’s a delicious blend of fresh orange juice and zest, plus chicken broth because why use water?

Then you also get a sweet, salty and sour blend from the sugar, soy sauce and vinegar and then there’s even one more layer of fresh flavor from the ginger, garlic and onion.

chinese orange chicken with chopsticks on plate

Skip the take-out tonight and make this delicious take-out style dish at home!

Serve it with white rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice. And be sure to use chopsticks, Chinese food just tastes better when eaten from chopsticks right? 🙂

easy orange chicken with rice

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This is the best Orange Chicken I’ve ever had! It brimming with fresh orange flavor and it far outdoes the popular Chinese chain restaurants. You get bite size pieces of chicken that are fried to golden brown perfection and they’re coated in the most amazing, sweet and sticky orange sauce. Talk about delicious comfort food!

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