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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.


  • 2 inches fresh ginger root
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 drop red food coloring (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water (for sauce)
  • 1 cup cold water (for tempura mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups tempura batter mix (aka tempura flour, for batter)
  • 1 cup tempura batter mix (aka tempura flour, for dredging chicken)
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (trimmed of fat, patted dry, cut into 2-inch dice)
  • 1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil (more or less as needed)
  • 1 cup scallions (cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • steamed rice (for serving)
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    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.


    Latonya 4 months ago
    Delicious, best orange chicken I've ever had. The recipe was easy to follow.
    Rita Mays 6 months ago
    This turned out great and was easier than i thought. will definitely nake again.
    Brianne Harris 7 months ago
    turned out great. Didn't have oysters sauce so I had to substitute with more hoisin and Teriyaki sauce and also added some orange oil in the sauce as well to up the orange flavor. Batter need to be loosened a little bit to not make it too thick for our liking, but it definitely quenched the fix for orange chicken. Also added roasted cashews...worth it.
    B 7 months ago
    Excellent! will definitely make this one again!
    GiGi 7 months ago
    wonderfully delicious
    Lady Wills a year ago
    Delicious!!! Mouth dripping and flavorful dish that could serve a family of five. I made extra sauce and it wasn't enough; so next time I will triple the count to allow dipping or drizzle. I made three dishes from this chef and they all turn out incredible.
    Ellis a year ago
    So good. Better than takeout. Takes a little while to come together but worth it. Will be making again.
    Lady Chef a year ago
    wonderful.... my family loved it !
    FRSH_ DESTINY671 a year ago
    It turned out really good
    Dina Hoke Rashid a year ago
    We loved it, the chicken was crispy and the sauce wss delicious!
    Kayla Tanis a year ago
    It was great. Would use less ginger next time but overall very tasty.
    John Burgos a year ago
    It was some of the best recipes that I have ever made!
    Nolan Crist a year ago
    Best orange chicken I’ve had. Sauce was really great
    Alexis 2 years ago
    Boom— sorry take out I will no longer be ordering!! This is perfect along with the fried rice that he has it goes great together!! 5 stars for sure!!
    Samuel Hanke 2 years ago
    This is my 8 year old sons favorite dish now. Great balance of Asian flavors gives this dish the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and umami.
    Rachel Hunter 2 years ago
    ended up using regular flour and it was still great.
    Kaitlyn Elliott 2 years ago
    I made it last night for dinner and my whole family loved it! I couldn’t find tempura batter mix, so I used the cornstarch/flour mix and it turned out well. It did take awhile though, so I wouldn’t plan on cooking this if you don’t have a ton of time
    Earl 2 years ago
    I mistakenly picked up stir fry sauce instead of oyster sauce. So I added more orange juice. I was still delicious.
    7679 2 years ago
    One of my favorites. We did it last night. It will become a favorite
    Dr. LaShonda Reid 2 years ago
    Absolutely incredible! Could enjoy this two or three times a month! The flavor is powerful!
    Wendy Kearns 2 years ago
    Really good and full of flavor!
    Dana I. 2 years ago
    Very good I measured all the ingredients out before I started it made so much easier
    Jaron Ulrich 2 years ago
    We think it turned out amazing! Thanks Jet for making it easy.
    Peters 2 years ago
    turned out great, we all enjoyed it
    Jetté 2 years ago
    Fantastique. Easy and very good. Thank’s
    Edison 2 years ago
    Easy to make and turned out great!
    Hdhdjd 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 Santoso 3 years 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.