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Chinese Orange Chicken

Healthy Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe, a delicious Asian recipe that is ready in about 15 minutes. Tender chicken pieces coated in a zesty and light orange sauce, and served over a bed of rice, what a treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 493kcal


  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Dice the chicken breasts and place them into a large bowl.
  • Mix together a quarter of a cup of orange juice, one teaspoon of dark soy sauce, one teaspoon of light soy sauce and one teaspoon of rice vinegar.
  • Add the marinade to the chicken pieces together with half of the amount of garlic and ginger and leave to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Discard of the marinade, and coat each piece of chicken with corn flour, shaking off any excess flour.
  • Heat up the vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat, add the coated chicken pieces and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside.
  • Cut the spring onion finely, and add the white part to the wok together with the remaining garlic and ginger.
  • Stir fry for about 30 seconds, then add the chicken back.
  • To make the orange sauce, mix one teaspon of corn flour with one teaspoon of cold water and stir well to get a lump-free mixture.
  • Add it to a bowl together with the remaining orange juice, soy sauces, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Mix well to combine.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces and stir fry for about a minute, so that the sauce can cook and stick to the chicken.
  • Serve with the green bits left from the spring onion.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 542mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 34.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.1mg