Orange Chicken

If your kid is anything like mine, they love Chinese food and orange chicken! Well, I’m pleased to tell you there is a healthier way to give them what they love and do it at home!

Orange Chicken
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A mall favorite made at home!
Servings Prep Time
6 People 40 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 People 40 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Orange Chicken
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Print Recipe
A mall favorite made at home!
Servings Prep Time
6 People 40 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 People 40 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Breast Organic is best!
  • 2 Large Brown Eggs
  • 2 tsp Sriacha More to make it spicier
  • 1 tsp Ginger Ground
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 garlic cloves Minced
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 2 tsps Sesame Seeds
  • Corstarch
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup White Vingar Distilled
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium if possible
  • 1 tsp Ground Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil For cooking
Servings: People
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Mince the garlic, ground the ginger, and zest the orange - set aside in a bowl. Cut up the chicken breast into small pieces (1" or smaller cubes) - set aside in a separate (large) bowl.
Create Marinade
  1. Whisk together the chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, Sriacha, ginger, and white pepper in a bowl.
Marinade Chicken
  1. Pour 2/3 cup the marinade into the bowl of chicken pieces and combine together. Let sit for at least 20-30 minutes turning occasionally.
Heat Marinade
  1. Pour the remaining marinade (from original bowl) into a larger saucepan on the stove and heat (medium heat).
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Sift in (carefully) 2 tablespoons of cornstarch alternated with 2 tablespoons of water. Stirring frequently until thickened.
Prepare Chicken
  1. Fill one bowl with cornstarch
  2. Fill one bowl with the mixture of two eggs (egg wash)
  3. Set aside a large plate or pan
  4. Working one at a time, dip the chicken into the egg wash, then the cornstarch being careful to completely cover each piece. Lay each piece separately on the plate.
Cooking Chicken
  1. In a large pan or wok, heat some vegetable oil
  2. Add some chicken to the pan (do not over fill) and fry until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Remove and place on a towel covered plate or bowl.
  4. Repeat until all chicken are cooked
Serving
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken with the cooked marinade
  2. Serve with rice
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