Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange chicken is an Asian Citrus Chicken delicacy made with deep fried battered  boneless chicken bites smothered in a sweet tangy orange sauce. Orange chicken is fast and easy and easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, preparation should take 30 minutes thereabouts. Orange chicken is a little bit similar to sweet and sour chicken but better. Instead of the sourness in Sweet and sour chicken, you get a spicy twist instead.

Orange chicken can be enjoyed on its own, as a snack or appetiser or as a meal, served with rice. You can incorporate veggies into this recipe if you want to, I prefer mine without.

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Let’s get to it….


Ingredients For the Chicken:

750g boneless chicken (Thighs preferably)

Vegetable Oil

70g Corn starch/ Cornflour

50g Plain flour

1.5 Tablespoon Chicken Seasoning

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Salt


Ingredients For The Orange Sauce:

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil

2 Tablespoons Dry Sherry/ Rice Wine/ Rice Vinegar

1/2 Cup Cold Chicken Stock

2 Tablespoons Brown/White Sugar

3 Cloves Garlic Minced

1 Tablespoon Ginger

1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Chilli Flakes

2 Fresh Big Oranges, Juiced

1 Orange Zest


For Garnishing:

2 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

1 Stalk of Spring Onions, Chopped,


First, clean and chop the chicken into bite size pieces, then marinate with the Garlic Powder, and 1 Tablespoon chicken seasoning. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes…

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Mix the Orange juice, Dry Sherry/Rice Wine, Sugar/honey, Chicken Stock and Orange zest together and set aside. I forgot to take a photo of this step, I’m sorry.

Break and mix the Egg with the White Pepper, half teaspoon Chicken Seasoning and Salt. Measure a tablespoon of the Corn starch/Cornflour and set that aside. Then mix the Plain Flour with the rest of the Corn Starch/Cornflour…

Now, dip each Chicken into the Egg mix….

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Then into the Flour mix, making sure they’re well coated. Set them aside when they’re all done…

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Place a deep pan on a hob on low to medium heat, add enough oil to deep fry the Chicken. When it’s hot, fry the Chicken in batches, be careful not to overcrowd the wok or you’ll end up with soggy Chicken….

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Fry the Chicken till golden brown, then set aside…

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Now, place a wok on medium heat, when it’s hot, add 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil, then add the minced Garlic and Ginger, sauté till fragrant, be careful not to burn the Garlic…

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Then add the Crushed Chilli Pepper Flakes and Spring Onions, sauté for a minute…

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Then add the Orange Sauce mixture, stir till well combined, about 30 seconds…

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Then mix the Tablespoon of Corn starch/ Cornflour you set aside earlier with 1/4 cup of water and gradually pour into the wok, stir continuously then add the Sesame Oil and the Soy Sauce, switch the heat off and leave to simmer for a minute…

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It’s ready……

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Enjoy with Fried or Boiled Rice, especially Jasmine Rice.

One tip for cooking the white rice, use Chicken Stock instead of water….amazing!

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Will be waiting on your feedbacks when you’ve tried this yummy Orange Chicken Recipe, see you in my next recipe. Happy New year!!

16 thoughts on “Orange Chicken Recipe

    • Thanks Tory. Both actually, Sesame oil for the sauce and sesame seeds for garnishing. You don’t need to use the seeds if you haven’t got it…

    • Good to hear! Im glad you loved it. Thanks so much for trying out the recipe and for taking the time to leave a feedback…..?

  1. Your blog is amazing!! Came across ur blog this morning and i really cant wait to impress my hubby with some of the interesting recipes here. You really give detailed explanation on how to go about each recipe, keep it up!

    • How on earth did I miss your comment?! I’m so sorry for the late response. Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you find the recipes easy to follow. Please let’s know how you get on when you do decide to try out the recipes. Thank you….x

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