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Orange chicken on wooden plate. White rice on side of plate.

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

We have tried many orange chicken recipes over the years and always come back to this one. Easy, quick, delicious!

Experience the perfect harmony of sweet and tangy flavors with our Easy Orange Chicken Recipe. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef looking for a quick and flavorful meal, this recipe is a game-changer. Juicy, tender chicken coated in a luscious orange glaze – it’s a culinary delight that’s ready in no time.

  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Vegetable oil (lightly coat frying pan) plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • White pepper to taste
  • Rice (cook per cooking instructions)


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 orange (for zest)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger root, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more to dial up spice)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil



  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min