Sichuan Orange Chicken - America's Test Kitchen

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk hoisin, orange zest and juice in bowl.
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 1 T. oil in large nonstick skillet over med-hi heat until just smoking. Cook half of the chicken until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with another 1 T. oil and rest of chicken.
  4. Add remaining oil and bell pepper to empty skillet. Cook over medium heat until just softened, about 3 minutes. Clear center of skillet. Add garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. Cook, mashing garlic mixture into pan, until fragrant about 30 seconds. Stir garlic mixture into bell pepper.
  5. Add hoisin mixture and simmer until sauce has thickened, 3- 5 minutes. Add scallions and chicken, along with any accumulated juices and toss to combine.


Most Helpful

This was good, but I tweaked it a little to make it my own. First, I dusted my cut up chicken with cornstarch because I wanted mine somwhat traditional. I also thickened my sauce at the end by adding a slurry (cornstarch and water mixed together). I added some crushed red pepper to take it up a notch in spiciness. I will definitely be making this again with my tweaks.

mizjmassie September 18, 2011

Great chicken stir fry! I left out the scallions, otherwise made as directed. The citrus and ginger flavors were terrific in this; I'll up the crushed red pepper flakes a bit next time. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for ZWT6, Zwizzle Chicks

loof June 22, 2010

This was truly tasty and easy to put together. I added about a teaspoon of cornstarch to the hoisin/juice mixture to thicken it, and also added some orange peel slivers to the red pepper while it cooked. I also threw in a few hot dried chiles. Other than than that, I made this exactly as posted. The orange and the spiciness went well together, and I also agree that this is so much better than the deep-fried method. Thanks for sharing this. Made for ZWT 6 by a RedHot Renegade.

JackieOhNo! May 24, 2010

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