The Best Crispy Orange Chicken Recipe

The Best Crispy Orange Chicken Recipe


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Crispy Orange chicken is a dish that is served at most Asian restaurants. It comprises of fried chicken pieces flavored with orange, and makes the dish extra tangy! Orange chicken is a simple recipe that can be made with the help of two primary ingredients: chicken and oranges. The sauce tastes like orange and is both sweet and flavorful. The crunchiness of the fried chicken is perfect for the sauce because it is a completely different texture, so it's a great combo!

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Time needed

2 hour preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon freshly minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil

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Pour all of the ingredients except for the last four in a sauce pan and heat until bubbling, whisk constantly. Remove from heat. Now, add one cup of this sauce into the chicken and marinate for 2 hours inside the fridge. Mix the flour, pepper and salt and coat the chicken pieces with it before deep frying. Now, add in the fried chicken pieces to the sauce and use cornstarch to thicken the sauce. The crunchy orange chicken is now ready to serve.

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