I grew up on Chinese food, but my folks weren’t big on orange chicken. In fact, it wasn’t until my college years when I started frequenting Chinese fast food joints like Panda Express.
I noticed that orange chicken and fried rice were amongst the most popular items at Chinese takeout places.
So, I’ve shared my homegrown version of fabulous Chinese Fried Rice. Now, I finally made a Chinese Orange Chicken that is better than takeout!
This Orange Chicken is bursting with the sweetness and citrus flavor of fresh oranges. It is sweet, savory, tangy, and has the perfect little kick with Sriracha.
When you make it at home, orange chicken is both crispy and gooey, thanks to a delicious sauce that clings to fresh-fried chicken. It’s not soggy from sitting in a warming tray all afternoon, if you know what I mean…
This orange chicken is easy to make at home, with the most time consuming part being the pan frying. It’s absolutely perfect, drizzled with that gorgeous orange sauce, over a big ‘ol bowl of fluffy rice.
This is one of those few recipes I’ve made that does taste best when served right after it’s made. You can marinade and prep everything ahead of time, but be sure to fry it up right before you want to ring the dinner bell.
But be ready for the mad dash to the table once that dinner bell is rung.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Damn Delicious
In case you missed it, I just posted our favorite Asian Shrimp Stir Fry, tender and succulent!
Here’s that Chinese Fried Rice we all love, and we know you’ll love it too!
If you’re in the mood for Indian, but want to forgo the pricey takeout, then make your own easy, tasty, and tender Tandoori Chicken at home!