Orange chicken is a popular Chinese-American dish made with bite-sized pieces of chicken that are battered and deep-fried until crispy, then tossed in a sweet and tangy orange-flavored sauce.

Orange Chicken

Recipe by caion


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It is commonly served as a main dish over rice.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  • In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. In a separate dish, beat the eggs.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, then dip in the beaten eggs, and finally coat in cornstarch.
  • Heat enough oil in a deep pan or wok to deep-fry the chicken.
  • Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture and continue to cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Toss the cooked chicken in the sauce and heat through.
  • Serve the orange chicken over rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

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