Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange chicken on a white plate sits on green check table cloth.

This Orange Chicken recipe is delicious, using fresh oranges to give it extra nutrition and zest. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement)

Prepare time: 1 hour 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 40 mins
This mouth-watering Orange Chicken recipe can be paired with a salad, green vegetable dishes, or steamed rice. Chicken contains nutrients that are linked with mood and brain health, and it certainly puts my family of 3 in a good mood when I cook this Orange Chicken dish for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500gm) chicken thigh fillet (or chicken breast), skinless

Chicken marinade:

  • 2 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Sauce:

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  • 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 5 tbsp water

Coating:

  • 1 cup (120gm) flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions

1. Flatten chicken slightly with a meat tenderizing mallet. Combine all ingredients for the marinade. Once combined, place chicken in marinade and let sit for about 1 hour (longer if possible).

2. For coating, mix the egg and water together. Coat chicken with flour, dip into the egg mixture, and coat again with flour.

3. Heat up the oil in a frying pan at medium heat for deep frying. When oil is hot, fry chicken till light brown. Prick with a skewer to check whether cooked (easily pricked through means cooked).  Remove from pan.

4. Double fry chicken in hot oil again till crispy and golden brown (about 1 minute). Remove and place on plates. Cut into strips.

5. Zest oranges (avoid white underlayer) and squeeze out the juice. Put all the sauce ingredients into a pan and mix well. Cook sauce, stirring well, till boiled and thickened.

6. Pour sauce over the chicken. Your Orange Chicken is ready to serve!

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