Real Orange Chicken

Recipe by Ken2729
READY IN: 40mins




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