This recipe for orange chicken is wonderful, sticky, and sweet. It has a flavour that is comparable to the orange chicken from a well-known Chinese eatery in the mall. For tasty takeaway at home, it’s simpler to create than you may imagine.
You don’t need to go out to eat to enjoy delectable food with an Asian influence! Make orange chicken at home with this highly regarded recipe. You can already tell it’s going to be fantastic because this recipe has received over 1,300 5-star ratings from the Allrecipes community.
You won’t be able to resist the urge to bite into this sweet and sticky chicken, so make sure you have some rice ready.
Orange Chicken: What Is It?
A common menu item at Chinese restaurants is orange chicken. It is made out of tiny breaded, fried, and sauced chicken cubes that have been pan-fried.
The orange sauce has a sweet flavour with a touch of sharpness and spice. As you may expect from the name, its primary claim to fame is its orange flavour. To achieve the citrus flavour, orange juice and zest are often included in the recipe.
Making Orange Chicken:
The complete step-by-step recipe may be seen below, but the following is what to anticipate when creating orange chicken:
Produce the sauce
In a saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients. Boil for a while, then allow to cool. When completely cool, add to a zip-top bag with the chicken and store in the fridge for at least two hours to marinate.
Get the Chicken Ready
Coat the chicken with flour, salt, and pepper once it has marinated. It needs to be browned on all sides in a skillet.
chicken and sauce together
An empty skillet with the sauce in it should be brought to a boil. The chicken chunks should be added after the cornflour and water (to thicken it). Until everything is incorporated, let it simmer.
How to Store Chicken in Orang:
For three to five days, keep orange chicken in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat the chicken in a skillet; you might need to adjust the sauce’s consistency by adding water.
How to Freeze Chicken in Orange:
Orange chicken can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
water: 1 12 cups sauce
1/3 cup of rice vinegar
Lemon juice, 1/4 cup
1.5 teaspoons of soy sauce
orange juice, 2 tablespoons
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons of green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon of orange zest, grated
12 teaspoon freshly minced ginger root
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
cornflour, 3 tablespoons
water in 2 tablespoons
2 large chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, cut into cubes of half an inch
all-purpose flour, 1 cup
4 grains of salt
1/4 cup pepper
Olive oil, 3 tablespoons
assemble all the materials.
Ingredients for the orange chicken are arranged above in different dishes and measuring cups.
Over medium-high heat, combine water, rice vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, and orange juice for the sauce. Bring to a boil while stirring in the brown sugar, green onion, orange zest, ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes. Remove from heat and allow it cool for ten to fifteen minutes.
a sauce pan filled with orange-flavored chicken marinade cooking overhead.
Put the chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Add 1 cup of the cooled sauce. Refrigerate for at least two hours after sealing the bag. Keep the leftover sauce for later.
a resealable plastic bag with chicken cutlets inside and a marinade poured over it.
In a different sealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken in the bag of seasoned flour after removing it from the marinade. Shake the bag to coat after sealing.
a resealable plastic bag with marinated chicken that has been tossed and coated with flour mixture.
Over medium heat, warm the olive oil in a large skillet. Chicken should be cooked on both sides in the hot skillet.
A chicken breast that is cooking on a skillet in the foreground.
Transfer to a platter lined with paper towels, then wrap in foil. Wipe the skillet clean.
Reserving sauce should be poured into the skillet and heated to a boil.
Cornflour and water should be thoroughly combined. Stir the sauce while it’s boiling.
Turn down the heat to medium-low, add the chicken, and simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring regularly.
a pan with cooked chicken pieces and an orange sauce being stirred in the air above.