Easy Orange Chicken

Servings: 4
Cuisine: Chinese
Course: Appetizer
Time: 30 minutes
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Crisp and succulent chicken pieces coated with a delicious orange sauce. The sweet and savory Orange Chicken is a quick and easy recipe that will have you licking your fingers.


  • 500 gm boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsp spring onion greens for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish


  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg

For the sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour


  • To begin, cut the boneless chicken breasts into small bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, marinate the chicken with light soy sauce, vinegar, baking soda, and an egg. Mix well and keep aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Mix together the all-purpose flour and cornflour for dusting in a large bowl. Add in the marinated chicken and mix until the pieces are well coated. Dust off the extra flour.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the chicken pieces on low heat until cooked. Make sure they do not brown.
  • To prepare the sauce – mix the orange juice, vinegar, light soy sauce, honey, and chilli flakes in a large bowl.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. Add the finely chopped ginger and garlic and saute until translucent. Do not brown.
  • Add in the sauce mix and boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Make a slurry of 1 ½ tbsp cornflour with 3 tbsp of water. Add it to the sauce and cook until it thickens.
  • Add in the fried chicken pieces and mix until well coated. Add a bit of water as required if you find the consistency too thick.
  • The Orange Chicken is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and sesame seeds.



  • If you are using fresh orange juice, add a cup of sugar to the sauce mix.

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