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Crispy Orange Chicken

Crispy Orange Chicken

  • Author: Sheenam
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian/ Chinese


Asian style crispy fried chicken in a delicious sticky orange sauce. Served with rice for a comforting meal. 



For fried chicken

  • 300 grams Chicken (cut in small cubes ( 2 1/2 - 3 cm))
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Flour
  • Oil (for deep frying)

Sticky Orange Sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Orange Marmalade (See Note 1)
  • 2 tsp sugar (regular white)
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornflour/ Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Water


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Mix chicken together with egg white, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add flour and give this a mix, until the chicken is nicely coated with this liquid mixture.
  3. Fry the chicken pieces until crisp and keep them aside.
  4. Prepare the sticky sauce by adding soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable or chicken stock , honey, sugar, orange marmalade and keep this aside.
  5. Heat some oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic to it. Cook this for 1-1.5 minutes and add the sauce to it and let cook for 2-3minutes until it starts bubbling.
  6. Prepare the cornflour slurry by mixing together cornflour and water. Add this to the sauce and whisk for a minute on low flame.
  7. Add the fried chicken and mix until all pieces are nicely coated.
  8. Let cook on low flame for 2 minutes and turn off the heat. Sprinkle some spring onions and serve the chicken with steamed rice or serve as appetiser.


Note 1: If you dont have orange marmalade or jam, use fresh orange juice instead (1/4 cup)

Keywords: asian, orange, chicken, crispy, crunchy, chinese

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