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Chinese Style Orange Chicken

Flavorful Oriental style orange chicken pairs well with rice or noodles.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword homemade orange chicken, orange chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 419kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 1/2 lbs . chicken thighs , boneless, skinless trimmed of excess fat and cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry or sake
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup orange juice , cold
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp fine diced red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes , optional
  • chopped green onion for garnish if desired


  • Trim excess fat from the chicken thighs and cut into strips then place in a sealable, gallon sized plastic bag.
  • Mix soy sauce, sherry, and ginger in a small bowl and pour over the chicken and mix to coat all the chicken, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and place divided on two dinner size plates, then dust with cornstarch using a small wire strainer, turn the chicken and coat the second side.
  • Place 1/2" canola oil in a large skillet and bring the oil up to 350°F.
  • Carefully add half the chicken into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes while turning gently to cook all sides.
  • Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon or kitchen spider and place on paper towels.
  • Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • To make the orange glaze, mix the cornstarch in the orange juice, fully stirring to combine.
  • In a separate large skillet on medium heat, add the orange juice, marmalade, sweet chili sauce, red pepper,salt, sesame oil and red pepper flakes, (if using).
  • Stir to dissolve the marmalade and bring to a boil.
  • Add the fried chicken pieces and toss to coat, while re-heating the chicken.
  • Serve hot.


  1. Recipe adapted from No Recipes.


Calories: 419kcal