Sadia Hussain

Orange Chicken Recipe

If you are like me and love food court, Chinese food then you'll love this orange chicken recipe.

I know this fried, sticky dish is not the healthiest, but I think it's a real treat once in a while. You can enjoy this for a mid-week dinner or a weekend lunch with some steamed or egg fried rice.


I like to add bell peppers but you can add asparagus, mushrooms, celery, snow peas, or any other veggies that you like. Please give this recipe a try and let me know if you love it as much as I do!

Orange Chicken Recipe

Sadia Hussain

SERVES

4

TOTAL TIME

1 Hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 chicken breasts, cut into medium sized chunks

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 3/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • Oil for frying


For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 sweet oranges, juiced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 4 teaspoons water

  • 1 teaspoon orange marmalade or more to taste

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into medium chunks

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into medium chunks 

  • 2 spring onions, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

METHOD

  1. In a large bowl, mix chicken breast, garlic cloves, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, eggs and cornstarch.

  2. In a saucepan, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, orange juice and salt and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Take off heat, mix in cornstarch and water slurry and stir to thicken the sauce.

  4. Add marmalade and mix.

  5. In a frypan, heat oil and deep fry chicken breast on medium heat until golden brown.

  6. Mix sauce a little at a time with the chicken and bell peppers..

  7. Sprinkle with spring onions.

  8. Add sesame oil and mix.

Tips and Bits

Add orange zest for a kick.


You can add more or less sauce according to your taste.

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