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

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!

susie cooks February 26, 2009

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]

Sydney Mike February 25, 2010