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Orange Chicken (Chicken Takeout)

Orange Chicken is a Chinese restaurant classic that can easily be made at home! Chicken fried until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside then coated in a sweet and tangy sauce, the ultimate Asian-inspired dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp oil, sauteing

orange chicken sauce-

Instructions

Prepare Chicken-

  • Cube the chicken into even bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Coat the chicken on all sides in the cornstarch.
  • In a skillet, heat the oil over medium/high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and saute for about 5-6 minutes over medium/high heat or until golden and crispy on all sides.

Make Orange Chicken Sauce-

  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute butter, garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken broth, orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch and sriracha to the saucepan and whisk.
  • Bring the orange chicken sauce to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking add the orange chicken sauce to the chicken and toss to combine.
  • Top with fresh chopped green onion and sesame seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy.