Orange-Flavored Chicken, Chinese Style

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great combination of flavors, orange, chicken and snow peas. The chicken isn't battered first so it's a little lighter than some other orange chicken recipes. Originally from a December 1980 Bon Apetit magazine in the R.S.V.P. Letters to the Editor section. The recipe was requested from Le De'lice restaurant in Whippany, New Jersey, owner/chef John Foy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to bowl; toss to coat well.
  3. Cover and marinate at room temperature at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Soak orange peel in enough water to cover, about 5 minutes; drain and set aside.
  5. Combine stock, soy sauce,rice wine,cornstarch, sesame oil, and pepper in another small bowl;set aside.
  6. Heat peanut oil in wok.
  7. Drain chicken and add to wok in small batches and stir-fry until cooked through, about 2 minutes, adding more oil if necessary.
  8. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  9. Wipe out wok.
  10. Heat 1 tablespoons peanut oil with orange peel and stir-fry 1 minute.
  11. Return chicken to wok with snow peas and soy mixture and stir-fry 3 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately over rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great recipe. I could not find the amount of sesame oil for step number 5 so I just added a drop. I zested the orange peel and did not soak in water. It was very quick, easy and delicious. Served it with fried rice and snow peas. Thanks!

5 5

This was another main dish that I shared with a neighbor couple & we all enjoyed it immensely! As with Susie (previous reviewer) I didn't soak the zest, since I wanted that orange flavor to come right on through! Very satisfying, very flavorful chicken & another keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC tag]