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Orange Chicken for Two

This recipe was inspired by a dish I would most often choose from a Chinese Menu and adapted from 30-Minute Skinny Orange Chicken.

  •  2 bonelesss chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour (or cornstarch for GF)
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • oil for browning
  • orange zest/rind from 1 orange
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup water
  • green onion and or sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Prepare a plate with flour and a small bowl with whisked egg.
  2. Cube chicken into small bite size pieces. Sprinkle lightly with salt and dredge (by handfuls) through flour and then the egg. Spread out in single layer in heated, oiled fry pan.
  3. Brown one side and then the other, on medium heat, flipping a spatula full at a time.
  4. While chicken is cooking, mix the rest of the ingredients for the orange sauce, shaking up the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, before adding. (leave out garnish)
  5. Remove browned chicken from pan. In same pan, add orange sauce, stir and cook until thickened, about a minute. Add in more water according to thickness and taste, then the chicken.
  6. Simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. Serve over 1/2 cup brown rice cooked, and sprinkle with green onion and or sesame seeds. 


  1. This looks so delicious! Dairymary

  2. Thank you for a recipe for two. So often a recipe has ingredients for 6-8, and then I have to scale it down for two people.

  3. Great post. Can i share it on my facebook?

  4. This looks delicious. I just happen to have some cooked chicken breast, an orange and some pineapple (I know, but I have to use it up) in my fridge. Now if I can just talk myself into my kitchen again after I spent this morning cleaning it. There is something about sweet and heat, or sweet and sour that just sets my mouth to watering. Here I go.


  5. Awesome recipe for this summer. Orange and chicken combination is something new to me. Thanks for sharing it. I will give it a try.

  6. I love your combination. Maybe I with try with steak or something. Seems good, right? Can you tell me what meat doesn't go with orange?

  7. This was delicious. Thanks for a cooking for two recipe. They are so hard to find. I am adding this to my recipe file.

  8. What could I use instead of the chili paste?

    1. You could use a hot sauce or dried chili flakes
      according to taste.

  9. Are you supposed to wipe out the pan after cooking the chicken? The recipe calls for using the same pan, just want to make sure that I should clean out the oil prior to adding the sauce.

    1. No, you do not need to wipe out the pan, unless there is there is a fair amount of oil that you could actually pour out. It's good to have some pan drippings.

  10. Thank you! I made this for dinner tonight! I used red pepper flakes and ground ginger and garlic and it turned out amazing!


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