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Amazing Crispy Orange Chicken Recipe

by anny

Crispy orange chicken is one of the most popular dishes to have at your local Chinese takeout. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s a sweet, tangy, sticky orange sauce that coats crispy pieces of white or dark meat chicken. And with our simple instructions, you can make it at home – way better than your local takeout.

Prep Time: 20 minutes  |  Cook Time: 15 minutes  |  Servings:|  Calories: 533kcal

In order to make this delicious dish, you will need the following ingredients:


250 g Boneless Chicken Thigh/Breast

1 cup Corn flour (starch)

1 egg

2-3 tbsp of water

1/2 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp grated garlic

1/2 tsp Crushed chilli flakes ( optional )

Spring onion as garnish

Toasted sesame seed for garnish

1 tbsp Vegetable oils

Oil for frying ( Peanut/Canola/Sunflower or any neutral flavour vegetable oil )

1 tsp Orange Zest

For Orange Sauce

3 tbsp Orange Juice (fresh squeeze)

2 tbsp Light soy sauce

2 tbsp brown sugar (or white sugar/ honey

1/2 cup Chicken/vegetable broth (or water)

1 tsp Corn starch, flour

Marinate chicken

1 tbsp Light soy sauce

1 tsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp Garlic paste (finely grated).

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp white pepper


First, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Mix the pieces of chicken with the marinate ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and place in a bowl.

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix one egg in large bowl. Add one cup corn flour and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Mix well to form a thick batter.

Place the chicken pieces marinated in. Mix the batter with the chicken pieces.

To test the oil, heat it to 350°F. It is ready to fry when the oil bubbles up near the chopstick.

Cook the pieces of chicken until golden brown. Transfer the chicken pieces to a cooling rack or towel.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan or wok. Once the oil is heated to medium heat, add the minced ginger and garlic. Stir for a few seconds, then add the crushed chilli. Continue stirring for 10-15 seconds.

Stir the orange sauce into the bowl. Continue stirring until the sauce is reduced to half-way and becomes thick. Mix the orange sauce with the chicken pieces and coat them well. One teaspoon orange zest.

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with chopped spring onions and toasted sesame seed.

Serve immediately Enjoy!


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.2g | Protein: 36.6g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 472mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 13.6g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg