Orange Chicken - Sammy Montgoms (2024)

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Jun 30, 2023, Updated May 19, 2024

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Orange Chicken is a dish that I crave every couple months. During covid, a lot of my favourite restaurants closed down and I had no choice but to figure out how to make one of my favourite take-out dishes, Orange Chicken and Rice!

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The chicken is super crispy and if you have the time you can double fry the chicken. Yes, double fry! Basically you just fry the chicken like you normally would, take it out of the oil for a few minutes, and then add it back to the oil again to fry one more time to crisp up even more! Necessary? No, but if you want a crispy chicken I definitely recommend!

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  • Let’s stay connected!
  • Reasons why you’ll love this recipe
  • My tips before getting started
  • Orange Chicken Recipe

Let’s stay connected!

Keep in touch with me onInstagram,TikTok, andPinterest!Also, if you do make this recipe (or any recipe of mine for that matter) be sure to tag#sammymontgomsso I can see your re-creations!

Reasons why you’ll love this recipe

Ready in under 30 minutes:I love making this recipe because it comes together in under 20 minutes, so it’s perfect for a busy week-night dinner.
Filling & satisfying:This dish has it all! It’s comforting, loaded with flavour and has everything you can want in a super quick and easy dinner.
You only need a few ingredients:I love making this dish because it only requires a few simple ingredients, most of which you likely have in your pantry.
Makes for great leftovers or meal prep:This one is such a good meal prep recipe. Feel free to double this recipe and serve it along side some rice or quinoa if you’re looking to meal prep for the week.

My tips before getting started

As I mentioned, you can double fry the chicken. It’s super easy. All you do is fry the chicken like normal, take it out of the oil and let it cool for 3-4 minutes on a wire rack. Once it has cooled down, you can add it back to the oil and fry for an additional minute or 2.

I often get asked what type of oil I like to fry with, and most of the time I use canola oil, although vegetable oil is a great alternative.

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5 from 1 vote

Orange Chicken

Forget the take-out! This Orange Chicken recipe can be made in as long as it takes for your take-out to arrive. It's packed with flavour and will be the most comforting dish you make all week!

Prep: 20 minutes mins

Cook: 10 minutes mins

Servings: 2 people

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  • Large frying pan



  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying, enough so that the chicken is almost fully covered in your pan
  • 3 chicken breasts or thighs, cubed into bite sized pieces


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Flour Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange, juiced, medium size
  • 1/2 orange, zest (or more if you like more)
  • 4 garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 inch piece ginger, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • Sesame seeds, optional
  • Green onions, optional


Start by:

  • Cooking your rice according to the package instructions.

  • Cube chicken into bite sized pieces and season lightly with salt and pepper and set aside.


  • Add your eggs, olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper to a medium size bowl and mix. Set aside.

  • To a separate bowl add your cornstarch and flour. Mix well and set aside.

  • Add your cubed chicken pieces to the egg mixture and let marinade while you prepare your sauce.

  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together well.

  • Take each piece of chicken out separately, or you can do a couple at a time, and add to your flour/cornstarch mixture and coat evenly shaking off any excess powder. Repeat.

  • To a large pan add your oil and once hot, add your chicken and fry on med/high heat for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. You may need to work in batches to avoid chicken from crowding the pan.

  • Remove the chicken and let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.

  • To a large frying pan, add your sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Once thickened, add your chicken, toss to combine.

  • Serve with rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Chinese

Servings: 2 people

Categorized as:

Chicken Dinners, Dinners

About Sammy Montgoms

I am so glad you are here. I am a BIG foodie gal. I am one of those people who lives to eat, rather than eats to live. I love to create nostalgic Italian dishes (especially pasta), but I also love to whip up simple and quick recipes for my family. Hopefully, my page inspires you to do the same. Thank you for being here, and happy eating!

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