Real Orange Chicken

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Ken2729

An orange chicken recipe that's easy to make and better tasting than the carryouts.

Top Review by bcrhonex3

I have made this 2 times and it is worth the effort. It was easier the second time only because I was intimidated by all the steps in the begining. Do not let this stop you! It is a weekly menu staple in my house. Thank you so much for posting. You are right, it is better tasting than the take out! I did decrease the amount of brown sugar only because I am a gastric by-pass patient and the sweet sometimes makes me not feel too well. I highly suggest if you like orange chicken you should give this a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°F.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and seasoning salt.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch bite size pieces.
  4. In a mixing bowl or Ziploc bag, combine the flour, the remaining teaspoon salt and the granulated sugar.
  5. In another bowl whisk together the egg whites and water to create an egg wash (Note: If using All-Whites, you do not need to add water).
  6. Take handful of the chicken-bites and briefly dip and hand toss into the egg wash (coat well).
  7. Now toss the chicken around in the flour mixture until evenly coated.
  8. Deep fry for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown. Then set aside and drain excess grease.
  9. In a Wok, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
  10. While the chicken is frying, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger.
  11. Sauté or sweat the garlic and onions in the wok.
  12. Pour in the orange sauce. Heat orange sauce until boiling on high heat, then simmer on low heat.
  13. Add chicken to sauce.
  14. Let simmer for 10 minutes, occasionally turning over chicken for even coating. Chicken will soften and sauce will somewhat thicken as it simmers.
  15. Add dried red peppers during the last few minutes of simmering for spice.
  16. NOTE: For thicker sauce add more brown sugar. For more sauce, double sauce ingredients.
  17. Trick: For leftovers, refrigerate chicken separate from sauce so that the chicken doesn't get soggy.
  18. Serve over rice. Add stir-fry broccoli for traditional orange chicken meal. Enjoy!

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