Orange Chicken

Orange chicken. The meal you go to every time you are struggling to order at a Chinese restaurant because it always turns out good!

Well with this recipe, you don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money!

These ingredients are very affordable, it makes a lot of food, and tastes just as good as any other place!


Ingredients:

  • 1½ lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Marinade:

  • 1/4 CUP Soy sauce
  • 1/4 CUP Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp Water

Orange Sauce:

  • 3/4 CUP Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Orange zest
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce

Directions:

  1. Cut your chicken into cubes.
  2. Mix together soy sauce, cornstarch, and water. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for 5 minutes.
  3. While it is marinating, prepare the orange sauce.
  4. Whisk together fresh squeezed orange juice, dark brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, orange zest, and optional sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and carefully add it to the skillet. Stir-fry the chicken, over medium-high heat, for 5-7 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  6. Add the orange sauce to the chicken and cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring often until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Top with sesame seeds.
  8. Enjoy!

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