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Spicy Orange Chicken

Spicy Orange Chicken

This spicy orange chicken is one of those “there aren’t going to be very many leftovers” dishes. We knew it as soon as we started eating.
Course Main
Cuisine Asian-Inspired
Keyword chicken, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 289kcal
Author Inspired by a recipe from Kikkoman


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • green onions sliced, for topping

For the spicy orange sauce


  • Combine chicken, egg whites and soy sauce in a bowl and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or deep fryer to 360 F.
  • Working in batches, remove chicken from marinade. Shake off excess then roll in the cornstarch. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Make the sauce by heating 1 tablespoon of oil (you can also use 1 tablespoon of the oil from the fryer) in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper and stir-fry for 15 seconds.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and stir into the skillet. Add the Orange Sauce and soy sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmer, stirring, until thickened.
  • Add in the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Serve over rice topped with green onions.


Nutrition values do not include the Kikkoman Orange Sauce.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg