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Chinese Orange Chicken

I wanted to try this recipe for Chinese Orange Chicken from so long and finally I DID IT!! This citrus season I wanted to make the most of these oranges and I’m glad that I made some really delicious and amazing recipes.

Since the beginning of the season I’ve been in search of a good recipe for Orange Chicken that’s according to the taste palate of my family, who generally like things a bit spicier. So after a lot of research and going through a lot of recipes on the internet, I came across one recipe that I thought to give a try and with my additions to it came with this version of Chinese Orange Chicken. It’s tangy and spicy, it’s sweet and crispy and it’s Oh! so citrusy 😀

This dish requires a bit of a preparation but the cooking time is just 10 minutes and there you have an amazing Chinese dish ready to serve. My family loved it so much that I can proudly say that this is a Make-Again kind of a dish and a must addition to Chinese Lunch or Dinner menus. The Orange Sauce prepared is to glaze the chicken pieces however I made the sauce a little more in quantity to go along with the rice – That’s how my family likes it 🙂

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If you’ve viewed my previous posts, you must have seen how I have used Oranges in different dishes. If not yet, then check out these interesting recipes of Orange Chiffon Cake – a very easy to make cake and Orange Chocolate French Toast Roll-Ups – an exciting and flavorful breakfast.

Do try out this Chinese Orange Chicken recipe, it’ll definitely Tickle those Tastebuds and will become your Make-Again dish too 🙂

Chinese Orange Chicken

The Best Orange Chicken Recipe, It’s tangy, it’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s crispy and it’s Oh! so citrusy
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Hirra Pervaiz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg 1lb Boneless Chicken, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • Orange Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Green Onion (Stalks thinly sliced, for garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds (for garnish)

Chicken Batter

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Corn-Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 or 1/2 Cup Water
  • Oil for deep frying

Orange Sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice (Freshly Squeezed)
  • 2/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger (Minced)
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 4 Tbsp Cornflour + water (paste)

Instructions

  • In a prepping bowl, whisk together the ingredients of Orange Sauce
  • In another bowl combine chicken pieces with 2/3 cup of the prepared Orange Sauce mixture and marinate for 15-20 minutes
  • In a pan add 1 Tbsp Oil, add minced garlic and ginger. Fry until fragrant. Now add the prepared Orange Sauce in the pan and bring to boil. Stir in the Cornflour+water paste, cook while stirring frequently until the sauce thickens about 1-2 minutes. Taste check, adjust salt, spice or sugar according to taste. Keep warm
  • Mix together the ingredients of the Chicken Batter in a bowl, drain the chicken from the orange sauce and discard the marinade
  • In a pan heat oil over medium-high flame. Dredge the chicken piece in the prepared Chicken batter and working in batches fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil
  • In a pan heat oil over medium-high flame. Dredge the chicken piece in the prepared Chicken batter and working in batches fry until crisp, golden and cooked through. Remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.Toss or drizzle the fried chicken pieces with the Orange Sauce, garnish with sesame seed and green onion and serve immediately
  • Serve with steamed rice

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

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4 Comments

  • Sadaf F K.

    Mmmm, Another great orange recipe! Chicken and oranges, oh yum! I think I should call you Orange-Queen now as you are mastering in creating so many recipes with it. Good to go! 🙂

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  • Hirra Pervaiz

    Thanks Sadaf for liking the recipe, lol "Orange-Queen" sounds good though 😛

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  • Umair Masood

    Any substitute for Sriracha? I love it but it gives me palpitations.

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  • Hirra Pervaiz

    Hi Umair, you can use any other hot sauce: store bought or home made

    Reply

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