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Orange Chicken Recipe

This is a great homemade version of orange chicken take out. So good and worth the effort
Course dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian chicken, orange chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1496kcal


  • ¾ cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tsp Orange Zest optional
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar may sub white vinegar
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger may sub ½ tsp dried ground ginger
  • 1 cup Corn Starch + 1 tbs separated
  • ¾ cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cup Green Onions sliced
  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs boneless & Skinless, small cubed
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 2 tbs All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ cup Cooking Oil may use vegetable, avocado, canola, etc.
  • Optional Garnish- Green Onions Sesame Seeds, Red Pepper Flakes


  • In a sauce pot, over medium-high heat, combine the orange juice, zest, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Stir occasionally for 2 minutes or until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk together the 1 tbs corn starch and chicken broth, then add to the sauce pot, along with the green onions. Bring to a boil for 60- 90 seconds then reduce heat and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes. Set the sauce aside to cool. The sauce should be thickening but still runny, it will thicken as it cools.
  • In a large bowl, cover the chicken with the egg whites, making sure they are evenly distributed.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, 1 cup cornstarch and baking soda.
  • Dip the egg coated chicken pieces into the cornstarch mixture, repeating until all the chicken is coated.
  • After warming the oil in the pan, on high heat, cook the chicken for 5- 6 minutes depending on thickness of chunks, turning them occasionally to ensure even browning. Set aside to drain off the oil when done.
  • While hot, toss the chicken in your orange sauce, garnish if desired and serve with rice.


Can be refrigerated for up to 3-5 days
May be frozen for up to 4 months and reheated by air fryer, oven or microwave.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 1496kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 122g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g | Monounsaturated Fat: 69g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg