Easy Asian Orange Chicken [+ Video]

Our Easy Asian Orange Chicken is the perfect faux takeout meal if you love takeout but can’t find a good takeout place near your house!
A dark plate with fluffy white rice and orange chicken sprinkled with green onions over the top and a white bowl with extra orange sauce in the background

I love sauces. I love to dip in sauces or cover meats in sauces etc etc. It’s just so delicious. A few weeks back we hosted my brother in law’s birthday bash at our house. It was so much fun and way good food. His family has an “easy Asian orange chicken” recipe that all of the kids just love in the family, but it has nothing orange in it, so I decided to make a real orange chicken. We actually ended up loving both the pretend orange chicken and the real deal so both recipes were keepers!


Asian Orange Chicken in a white bowl on a wooden table.



What to Serve Orange Chicken With


Ham Fried Rice on a white serving platter.



Don’t worry if you’re wondering what to serve your Asian orange chicken with, I’ve got you covered, our favorite side is not one you’ll be surprised by, Fried Rice of course! We’ve got a few recipes but this particular photo is of our Ham Fried rice and there’s a secret that will make this Asian orange chicken taste just like your favorite takeout, do you know what it is? Plus there’s a video in the post so check it out!



Easy Asian Orange Chicken


A dark plate with fluffy white rice and orange chicken sprinkled with green onions over the top and a white bowl with extra orange sauce in the background



This Asian Orange Chicken recipe was found on a new favorite site, Blog Chef but don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredients list. This recipe is super easy and well worth the list of ingredients!



How to Make Orange Chicken Glaze

Orange chicken glaze isn’t hard to make at all. It’s just a list of basics you’d find in many Asian sauces, ginger, soy sauce, sugar and so on. This one just also adds in orange juice and rice vinegar. Oh my goodness, it’s so saucy and goes so well with chicken. In fact, it’s so good I’m starting to think that salmon might be a great way to go as well. Has anyone tried that?



A dark plate with fluffy white rice and orange chicken sprinkled with green onions over the top and a white bowl with extra orange sauce in the background



Can You Bake Orange Chicken?

You can bake Asian orange chicken but you’ll want to mix up that breading as the crispy breading on orange chicken doesn’t turn out as well to be baked instead of fried. Instead, if you want to bake our easy Asian orange chicken just use the breading on our Sesame Chicken recipe and proceed with the sauce as normal.



A dark plate with fluffy white rice and orange chicken sprinkled with green onions over the top and a white bowl with extra orange sauce in the background



Can You Freeze Orange Chicken?

If you’re using the baked recipe you can freeze orange chicken, but make sure you freeze it in a single layer on a pan before putting it in a freezer safe bag. As always, we really do prefer to use our Food Saver that we got off of Amazon with the starter kit. It sucks out all of the air and the food stays so fresh you can’t tell it was frozen.

When you’re ready to reheat just defrost the chicken on a dish in the fridge with saran wrap laid over the top, then bake with a little drizzle of oil over the tops of the chicken. Remember, this is just for the chicken, not the sauce.



a white bowl with easy asian orange sauce for chicken and a grey plate with white long grain rice topped with orange chicken and green onions in the background



Can You Freeze Orange Sauce for Chicken

You can easily freeze orange sauce for chicken, just let it cool completely before place in a freezer bag and pressing out any air. Lay it on a flat surface, not a surface with the wire rack, otherwise you need to use a pan under it as it will sink into the bars and then freeze making it super hard to remove from the freezer. I speak from experience, haha. Again, just use the Food Saver, it really is the better way.




Easy Asian Orange Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Asian Orange Chicken

Easy Asian Orange Chicken
 Do you love takeout but can't find a good one close to your house? Try our Easy Asian Orange Chicken and sit back for a faux takeout meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-1/2” cubes)
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Oil (for frying)

Orange Sauce

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice and zest from one orange
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger root (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dip chicken in egg mixture and shake in flour mixture to coat.
  3. Deep fry chicken in batches at 375 degrees in a deep fryer (or use a wok) until completely cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.
  5. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil.
  7. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly.
  8. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens.
  9. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired add red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 861 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 239mg Sodium: 883mg Carbohydrates: 102g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 55g Protein: 79g
A dark plate with fluffy white rice and orange chicken sprinkled with green onions over the top and a white bowl with extra orange sauce in the background

Baked Sesame Chicken

Oh how we love this saucy, crunchy chicken! It’s just like the one we used to get at a local restaurant!

Baked Sesame Chicken in a white bowl on a wooden table.

Asian Crispy Honey Chicken

It’s crispy, juicy and packed with flavor that even the kids love!

Asian Crispy Honey Chicken in two white bowls next to small bowl of white rice.

15-Minute Chicken Stir-Fry

Only got 15 minutes to whip together a fresh and yummy dinner? Try our quick and easy 15 minute chicken stir fry and ditch the grilled cheese. ohsweetbasil.com

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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52 comments on “Easy Asian Orange Chicken [+ Video]”

  1. It is strange how the citrus flavours blend so well with chicken. The video you have shared makes it easy to understand the recipe. I am going to try this recipe for my next kitty party. Keep sharing such innovative posts and videos. Looking forward to more such interesting posts. Great share!

  2. I’m confused is this recipe for 1 person?

  3. Yumm … The recipe sounds delicious! I will make it for a family Saturday dinner. Thanks so much!

  4. Is this information correct for 1 serving? Nutrition Information
    Yield: 1 recipe, Serving Size: 1
    •Amount Per Serving: ,
    •Calories: 2927 Calories,
    •Total Fat: 30.4g,
    •Cholesterol: 822.2mg,
    •Carbohydrates: 417.4g,
    •Fiber: 12.7g,
    •Sugar: 239.9g,
    •Protein: 235.5g,
    Almost 3000 calories for 1 serving? Seems like so much for the ingredient list or for frying in a wok or oil. Love orange chicken thanks for the sauce recipe and with salmon sounds great.

  5. I am only interested in pressure cooker recipes…at this stage in my life, I only do quick, easy, simple!!!!

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  7. I really like the orange sauce and I really did it !! However, instead of chicken I used the sauce for my breakfast salad xD it was so NEW to my salad and I love it.
    I will try with chicken oneday!

  8. Oh my goodness, this looks so good!! I love making Asian inspired food at home. It’s so much better than any takeout I can get in my community. This is definitely going on my meal plan for next week.

  9. Wonderful, Delicious Way To Have Chinese Cooking. Thank You For Sharing!

  10. Very Nice article…

  11. I would like receive for the rice. I am new so I have few receives. Thank you. Love you article

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  13. This looks so good! Unfortunately I don’t have a wok or deep fryer. Do you think I could bake the chicken first to make sure it’s done, coat it in the egg mix, and then fry it?

  14. First off, this was delicious, and I will definitely make it again.


    A recipe that involves deep frying isn’t “Easy”, pretty much by definition. Not that deep frying is difficult, but it requires a thermometer to know when the oil is hot enough, it’s messy because of spatter, and there’s a lot of oil to dispose of afterwards. Not to mention that cooking in batches increases cooking time and you have to do something with the first batch to keep it warm while the second is frying.

    Also, the way this is written would be a TON of sauce for 2 lbs of chicken. I used about 3.5 lbs of chicken, made the sauce recipe as written (almost) and have sauce left over. And with a full cup of sugar this would be way too sweet, for me at least. I halved it and it was plenty sweet enough.

    Third, the way that the recipe lists “1 ½ cups orange juice and zest from one orange” is confusing. At first I was like, “where on earth are you getting oranges that have a cup and a half of juice in them?” Then I realized you meant that the orange juice and zest are separate ingredients — they really should be listed separately. I ended up juicing four oranges to get 1.5 cups of juice, and I put in the zest from all of them. 🙂 I used two tbsp of cornstarch rather than three and the sauce was quick thick.

    The sauce was terrific in the end, and the chicken (I used thighs instead of breasts by the way) was great, juicy inside and crispy outside.

  15. What is the serving size on this recipe please. I am trying to work out the nutritional information. Thanks so much.

  16. This looks really good and I love Orange Chicken! Do you have any nutritional information on this recipe? I have to watch my calories and salt/sugar intake.

  17. This is the best orange chicken I’ve ever had!! I will never order takeout again. I reduced the brown sugar to half and it still was delish.

  18. I made this yesterday and it is soooooooooo delicious! I havn’t had orange chicken in years and now i can make a yummy version anytime i want. Thanks for this recipe!

  19. Made this tonight for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!!! Followed the instructions to the dot except I pan fried the chicken, came out great!!

  20. In the recipe it calls for 1 1/2 cups orange juice, and then in the instructions it says to add 1 1/2 cups water to the orange juice, soy sauce etc. are you diluting the Orange juice even more?

  21. Thanks for your great sounding Oriental recipes. I will be making them soon.

  22. I found your delicious sounding recipes for Chinese Food. Thanks for sharing. I will make these recipes soon.

  23. When you say 1.5 cups of orange juice do you mean actual orange juice that you drink or the juice squeezed from an orange? (or maybe it doesnt matter)

  24. How much lemon juice and orange zest are to be used? They’re both listed in the instructions but not on the ingredient list…

  25. Since the Honey Chicken was such a hit last night and I have leftover chicken, this is going to be tonight’s meal.

    Will let you know reactions of the food critics tonight. Lol. Tough crowd here…. 🙂

    Thanks for your hard work and for sharing this gastronomic amazingness!

  26. Your chicken sounds amazing! I should definitively try the combo orange-chicken 🙂

  27. Mmm! I love orange chicken! Definitely bookmarking this one!

  28. I've been making a lot more asian inspired meals lately…seems like the kids are liking them too! This looks like a great recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Yummy! We love Chinese food in this house.

  30. I was just saying to my husband how I am craving Chinese food and then you post this recipe. Thanks, great timing. I will definitely try making it this weekend 🙂