Put down that takeout menu! This easy Chinese orange chicken recipe is a healthier homemade option. Lean chicken breast stir-fried and simmered in a sweet and tangy orange sauce. A tasty dinner the whole family will enjoy, ready in just 20 minutes! Panda Express orange chicken may be a popular favorite for some, but I have a quick and just as flavorful recipe without needing to deep fry the ingredients. Orange chicken is easy to prepare.
Not only you can use this orange sauce to make orange chicken or a quick stir fry, you can even make roasted vegetables with it! Do you want to whip up a healthy dinner on the table on a busy weeknight? Over the years, I found out that mastering the few key components of stir frying is much more useful than just learning a recipe. That is — to understand the process of stir frying, how to choose and prep ingredients, and how to make a great stir fry sauce. If you get these few tools under your belt, not only can you make your favorite takeout dish in your own kitchen that tastes even better than those in Chinese restaurants, but the whole process will become less intimidating — and the results more delicious! Moreover, understanding the key techniques will make your meal planning and prepping more flexible, because you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand, instead of hunting down an ingredient just to follow through the recipe.
I love sauces. I love dipping sauces, marinating meats in sauces, and more. It was so much fun and there was so much good food.
No fuss, hassle-free, and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken is ridiculously tender, juicy, and full of orange flavor. When I say ridiculously tender, I mean it just melts in your mouth. To a large skillet, add freshly squeezed orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, olive oil, and boneless skinless chicken breast pieces that have been dredged in cornstarch. Cook until the chicken is done, less than 10 minutes, and dig in to this better-than-takeout copycat orange chicken alongside your favorite rice.