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Chinese Takeout Orange Chicken

This Orange Chicken Recipe brings Chinese takeout home! It's easy to make and oh so delicious to enjoy this takeout fakeout favorite in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Orange Chicken
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange zested
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions optional

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, salt and white pepper. Submerge chicken breast pieces in mixture and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, stir together orange juice, orange zest, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch. Pour slurry into sauce mixture and stir in until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, pour 2 inches of vegetable oil into a large, heavy bottom pot. Heat to 350 degrees. Working in small batches, fry chicken pieces until cooked through and golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Toss fried chicken pieces together with sauce. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions for color.

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Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 473mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg