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Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is a Chinese-inspired dish made with breaded fried chicken in orange sauce. With this easy recipe, make your own restaurant-quality version!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Orange Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 658kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Canola oil for frying

Orange Sauce:

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Green onions chopped
  • Orange zest



  • In a large, shallow bowl, whisk cornstarch flour, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add beaten eggs to another bowl.
  • Pour about 2 inches of canola oil into a deep frying pan and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten eggs.
  • Add the chicken chunks to the cornstarch mixture and toss until well coated. Work in batches.
  • Cook it in batches in the hot oil until golden and crispy.
  • Remove to a plate and set aside.

Orange Sauce:

  • To the same pan add orange juice, white and brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes. Heat for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to form a paste.
  • Add the paste to orange sauce and whisk together. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Once the sauce is thickened, reduce the flame to low and stir in orange zest.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and toss with orange sauce. You may reserve some of the sauce to drizzle on rice.
  • Serve it over white rice with a sprinkling of green onions and orange zest.



Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 263mg | Sodium: 1473mg | Potassium: 1252mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 34.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.5mg