This Orange Chicken Recipe brings Chinese takeout home! It’s easy to make and oh so delicious to enjoy this takeout fakeout favorite in the comfort of your own kitchen
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup orange juice
1 orange zested
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Vegetable oil for frying
1/4 cup sliced green onions optional
Cut chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites and cornstarch. Submerge chicken breast pieces in mixture and set aside.
In a small saucepan, stir together orange juice, orange zest, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer.
In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch. Pour slurry into sauce mixture and stir in until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, pour 2 inches of vegetable oil into a large, heavy bottom pot. Heat to 350 degrees. Working in small batches, fry chicken pieces until cooked through and golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Toss fried chicken pieces together with sauce. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions for color.