How to Make Orange Chicken Recipe at Home

How to make orange chicken recipe at homeOrange Chicken is an easy chicken recipe made by first making a marinade for your chicken parts and then frying the coated chicken, after that, an orange chicken sauce is then prepared and stir-fried with the fried chicken parts.  Today, I will show you how to make orange chicken recipe at home. This chicken recipe is common in America but said to have been a Chinese recipe.

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What is Orange Chicken?

It is glazed chicken parts in a marinade made by mixing vinegar, egg, and water. The marinated chicken parts are then fried and also stir fry in a sauce made with sweet orange and a few ingredients.


  • Boneless Chicken Parts
  • 2 Fresh Organic Sweet Oranges
  • 3 tablespoons of Cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon of White Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black pepper and 1/3 teaspoon of Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 4 tablespoons of Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced Ginger and Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (optional)
  • An Egg
  • 1 tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder

How to Make Orange Chicken at Home

A) Making the Chicken Marinade

  • Into a mixing bowl add cornflour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, onion powder, soy sauce, black pepper, and egg; then mix with water to form a paste.
  • Bring in the chicken parts into the marinade and mix to coat with the chicken parts.
  • Place a pan on the heat and allow it to heat up, then bring in the marinated chicken into it and fry.
  • When the chicken is fried, remove it from the heat and drain on a paper towel.

B) Making the Chicken Sauce

  • Grate the back of your sweet orange to form orange zest. You need 1 teaspoon.
  • Extract the juice from the sweet orange.
  • Place a pan on the heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Add the minced ginger, garlic, red chili flakes, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and vinegar.
  • Also, add the orange juice and the orange zest.
  • Dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornflour and add to the mixture. Allow cooking while stirring until it thickens up.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of honey and stir to combine.
  • Now bring in the fried chicken parts and stir fry in the orange chicken sauce while ensuring they are coated with the sauce.
  • Cook for 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Your easy homemade orange chicken recipe is ready.

It can be served with parboiled white rice or eaten as it is.