Orange chicken | How to make Orange chicken

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Created on 14th Aug 2015
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About Orange chicken

This delicious chicken dish is cooked with a thick orange flavoured sauce that is pure heaven.

Orange chicken is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Chinese. Orange chicken is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Orange chicken is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 30 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Orange chicken. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Orange chicken is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Orange chicken is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Orange chicken. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Orange chicken at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves6People
Orange chicken

Ingredients to make Orange chicken

  • 800-900 grams boneless chicken (skinless)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • Oil as required to deep fry
  • 8 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (extra)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 whole onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine (optional white wine can be used as a substitute)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Orange sauce ingredients:
  • 20 ml soya sauce
  • 20 ml water
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice(preferably fresh)

How to make Orange chicken

  1. Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces.
  2. In a bowl, add in the eggs, pepper, salt, 1 table spoon oil and whisk well.
  3. In a separate plate or bowl, add in the flour and cornflour and toss it lightly together.
  4. Heat required oil in a kadai/wok to deep fry the chicken pieces.
  5. Take a chicken piece, coat it with the egg mixture first then the dry flour mixture and fry till it is golden in colour and crisp.
  6. Follow this procedure for all the chicken pieces, cooking a batch at a time.
  7. Take out with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on paper towels. Keep aside.
  8. Clean the wok/kadai and put it on a high flame.
  9. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in it, once hot immediately toss in the ginger-garlic and fry till light golden..
  10. Add in the onion and red chilli powder. Stir fry this mixture for a minute or so.
  11. Next pour in the rice wine(if using) and stir for 5-6 seconds.
  12. In a small bowl, mix in the orange sauce ingredients(soya sauce, water, sugar, vinegar, zest, orange juice).
  13. Add this orange sauce ingredients to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  14. Once it starts boiling, add in the cooked chicken and stir well so that it is coated with the sauce.
  15. Next, add 1 tablespoon cornflour to 4 tbsp water and mix it.
  16. Pour this into the pan so that the sauce thickens. Let cook for 5-10 minutes.
  17. Serve hot with fried rice.

Reviews for Orange chicken (7)

Deepali Chowdhury5 months ago
This dish turned out to be awesome. My family just loved it.
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Rashmi Singh5 months ago
Yummy!
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Dipti Mathur8 months ago
Mouth watering....I 'll definitely prepare...
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premila rajan9 months ago
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Sharmistha Mukherjee9 months ago
Lovely recipe...
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Shyamali Sarkar9 months ago
khub valo.
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Mariam S Khan mariyaa year ago
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