Crispy Orange Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 6
This Crispy Orange Chicken is a better-than-takeout version of your favorite dish that can be made in your own kitchen.
  • 1 and ½ pounds of chicken thighs (cubed)
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 2 large oranges juiced (about ¾ cup)
  • ½ tablespoon of orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Green Onions for garnish
  • 2 cups of brown rice (cooked)
  1. Cut the chicken thighs into cubes.
  2. Dip them into the beaten eggs and then into the flour mixture.
  3. Repeat this process to double batter the chicken.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until bubbling.
  5. Add in the chicken thigh pieces and cook in for 3-4 minutes on each side (you will likely need to do two batches).
  6. While the chicken is cooking, dissolve the 2 teaspoons of corn starch in the soy sauce.
  7. Add in the orange juice, orange zest, sugars, rice wine vinegar, garlic and ginger.
  8. Heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly for approximately 10 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by ⅓.
  9. When the sauce and chicken are cooked, drain the chicken on any excess grease and then toss with the warm orange sauce.
  10. Garnish with green onions and serve on a bed of brown rice.
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