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Easy Orange Chicken Stir-fry

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Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
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Made with chile paste and orange juice, this recipe for Easy Orange Chicken stir-fry is great for busy weeknights. (Note: it is not meant to be a recipe for restaurant-style Orange Chicken. For a more traditional Chinese Orange Chicken recipe, see Szechuan Orange Chicken with Red Chilies.

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Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 42 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • .
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice*
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 slice ginger, minced
  • Oil for stir-frying, as needed


Place the cubed chicken in a bowl, and add the marinade ingredients. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes. 

While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce ingredients and the garlic and ginger.

Heat the wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry until aromatic.

Add the chicken and stir-fry until it changes color. Push up to the sides of the wok, making a well in the middle. Add the sauce.

Combine the sauce and the chicken. Stir-fry for another minute and serve hot.

*If you find the orange flavor too overpowering, try substituting a combination of orange juice and water to make 1/3 cup.
User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Sir fry chiken, Member ElineG

I love to cook chicken is very simple to cook, I only use oyster sauce, because oyster sauce got salt base, to thicken the sauce I use 1 teaspoon of corn and waters 1:3

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