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Orange Chicken

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Once you try this classic Chinese takeout dish at home, you'll never go back. Along the way, Jet teaches you principles of Asian sauces, making tempura batter, and deep frying safely at home.


  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 6 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic cloves (chopped, fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 Tbsp. water)
  • 1 tablespoon water (for sauce)
  • 1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (trimmed of fat, cut into 2-inch pieces, patted dry)
  • 1 1/2 cups tempura batter mix (for tempura batter; buy at Asian markets and online; or use equal parts all-purpose flour and cornstarch)
  • 1 cup cold water (for tempura batter)
  • 1 cup tempura batter mix (for dredging; buy at Asian markets and online; or use equal parts all-purpose flour and cornstarch)
  • 1 cup scallions (2-inch slice, reserve some for serving)
  • steamed rice (for serving)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium59% DV1420mg
    Fat35% DV23g
    Protein39% DV20g
    Carbs56% DV168g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories570Calories from Fat210
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat5g
    Calories from Fat210
    Total Carbohydrate168g56%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jaron Ulrich 5 days ago
    We think it turned out amazing! Thanks Jet for making it easy.
    Peters 6 months ago
    turned out great, we all enjoyed it
    Jetté 7 months ago
    Fantastique. Easy and very good. Thank’s
    Edison 7 months ago
    Easy to make and turned out great!
    Hdhdjd 10 months ago
    Really easy with Jet leading you through the directions. I wish i added a bit more orange to it. I think i will zest the orange next time around.
    Evangeline DeGraaf 10 months ago
    Amazing! I didn’t think I could make it better than the restaurants, but I did! Such a great recipe! I loved the step by step, it really gave me confidence all alone the way.
    Dudley Bourgeois a year ago
    everything came out perfect, but when i put the sauce in the hot pan at the end, i almost burned it. it still tasted great.
    Andrew S. a year ago
    Wow!!! I think it could be better. I might have screwed up and over cooked the sauce. Had a little bitterness. Need to figure out how to make it more orange color. Over all i thought it was a good recipe. The wife and 2 children loved it.
    nice crunchy n tasty