Asian Orange Chicken Recipe

Asian Orange Chicken is a delicious citrus chicken recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Asian Orange Chicken by following this easy recipe.
Asian Orange Chicken Recipe
Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Cooking Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Serves 4
Calories Per Serving 445
  • For Sauce
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh Ginger Root
  • 1/2 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped Green Onion
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated Orange Zest

    For Chicken
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
How to make Asian Orange Chicken:
  • First of all, pour 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce, into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat.
  • Then, stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring it to a boil. Now, remove it from heat, and cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Then place the chicken pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into bag. You can reserve the remaining sauce.
  • Seal the bag, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • In another resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Then, add the marinated chicken pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and fry till it gets brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water and stir it into the sauce.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Reviews and Ratings:
Heidilyn posted 16/10/2010
I made this for my husband and while we enjoyed it we found the vinegar too be a little overpowering.