Baked Orange Chicken


Baked Orange Chicken

Baked, not fried and just like take-out
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 447 kcal


Sauce - in advance

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 10 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 10 tbsp rice vinegar white vinegar works too
  • 2 tbsp rice wine white wine works too, so does water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice squeezed from one baseball-sized orange
  • 1 orange zest from one baseball-sized orange

Chicken - in advance

  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless, thighs work too

Chicken breading

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs crushed


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper


In advance

  • Dice the chicken into 1" cubes
  • Mix the sauce ingredients: cornstarch, rice wine, orange juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, orange zest.
  • Crush the panko until the crumbs are smaller and more like regular breadcrumbs

Cooking - chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 400ยบ F and line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil (maybe spray it with Pam too)
  • Lay out four bowls: 1) chicken, 2) flour, 3) eggs, and 4) panko crumbs
  • Coat the chicken in that order and set on the cookie sheet; consider using a separate set of chopsticks for each bowl
  • Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes

Cooking - sauce

  • While the chicken cooks, get a saucepan and add the vegetable oil, ginger, garlic, and crushed red peppers and cook over medium heat until fragrant (about 30 seconds)
  • Add the pre-mixed sauce
  • Allow to boil and reduce until thickened
  • If the sauce hasn't thickened before the chicken is done cooking, turn the oven off but leave the chicken in it


  • Once the sauce has thickened, remove the chicken from the oven and put in a bowl
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss until fully coated
  • While hot, serve over white rice and garnish with scallions or sesame seeds


Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 33gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 1038mgPotassium: 592mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 287IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
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