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Zesty Orange Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 35 mins (15m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Orange chicken

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large bowl, toss the chicken pieces with cornstarch until well coated.
  2. 2.Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.Add the coated chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.In a small bowl, whisk together orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger.
  5. 5.Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken in the skillet and stir to coat.
  6. 6.Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  7. 7.Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  8. 8.Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra burst of flavor, marinate the chicken in the orange sauce for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add some veggies like bell peppers or broccoli to make it a complete meal.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a spicier kick, add some red pepper flakes or sriracha to the sauce.