How to Make Orange Chicken at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Chicken is one of the best ingredients that can be included in any of the recipes to enhance its taste. All the chicken lovers will agree on this with me. But sometimes, it is just not perfect. Kids usually don’t have the same taste as ours. They always want something different and if I talk about chicken, then it becomes challenging to decide the menu. What is the best chicken recipe that you should try at home that everyone, including your kids, will love to eat? Don’t worry, I have the answer to this question of yours.

Kids like something different that looks attractive and has a unique but soothing taste. Today, I will share a chicken recipe that everyone in your house will love to eat. This recipe is known as orange chicken. The name sounds quite strange but trust me that this authentic Chinese cuisine has a delicious taste. The chicken cooked along with the oranges is the best way to make your taste buds happy.

Every time I say the word chicken, my kids start chanting the name of this recipe. And they love to eat it. I am not a big fan of this recipe but my kids won’t eat anything other than this Orange chicken. So if you want to make your kids eat something healthy and delicious, this is the right choice.

So, come and let’s see how to make this chicken Orange at home and know what it tastes likes. I am sure you will love it.

Ingredients for Orange Chicken

Boneless Chicken Breasts4 pc
Eggs 3 pc.
Cornstarch ⅓ cup
Flour ⅓ cup
Oil For frying

For Orange Chicken Sauce:

Orange Juice 1 cup
Sugar ½ cup
White Vinegar 2 tsp.
Soy Sauce 2 tsp.
Ginger ¼ tsp
Garlic Powder ¼ tsp.
Red Chili Flakes ½ tsp.
Orange Zest 1 pc.
Cornstarch 1 tsp.
Green Onions ½ cup
Orange Zest To garnish

I hope you all are ready with the above-listed ingredients. If not, grab these ingredients from your nearest market and start preparing a very delicious dish that you may not have ever tasted in your whole life.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking Time Total Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes 35 Minutes

The table above makes this recipe more fun. Just 35 minutes and you are all set to taste this exceptional dish at your home. With such timings, you can easily make this recipe anytime you want without worrying about any delays.

Now is the time for the most important and awaited part of the recipe. All this that I have mentioned irrelevant only if the upcoming part of this recipe is properly explained. Here are the best and simple steps you need to follow to get the best Orange Chicken Recipe.

Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken Recipe
  1. Take a medium pot and add orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chilies. And heat them all for about 3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, add some cornstarch and water to form a paste. Add orange juice to it and mix them. Cook it for about 5 minutes until it gets thicker. Once thick, remove the heat and keep it aside.

To Make the Chicken:

  1. Add some flour and cornstarch to a dish or plate. Season some salt and stir it well.
  2. In another dish or plate, whisk the eggs and keep them aside.
  3. Now, bring the chicken pieces, dip them in the egg mixture, and then coat it with the other dish’s flour.
  4. Heat some oil in a skillet with medium-high heat. Keep a note of the temperature.
  5. After the oil is hot enough, cook the chicken pieces that you coated earlier. Cook them on each side for bout 3-4 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  6. Place these chicken pieces on a tissue or soaking towel and remove the excessive oil. Fry all the chicken batches and repeat them.
  7. As your sauce is already ready. Toss your fried chicken in the sauce and garnish with some green onions and orange zest if you want.

Serve it immediately! It tastes really good when hot. And you can now have this exceptional Orange Chicken on your plate to have a taste that you would have never imagined.

Nutritional Breakdown of Orange Chicken

The nutritional breakdown of this Orange Chicken is done below to ensure you know what you are consuming. Have a look and make your diet plans accordingly.

Calories 445.4 
Protein 17.8 gm.
Fiber 1.4 gm.
Sugars 36.5 gm.
Fats 11.2 gm
Cholesterol 34.2 mg.

How to Make Orange Chicken at Home | Video

This Orange Chicken Recipe video is pinned below for all you guys who are new to cooking or want complete detailed information. Watch it and make this recipe more delicious and tempting without any trouble.

Video by: Tasty

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