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!