This Asian orange chicken is delicious and so easy to make. Chicken and orange (juice) are the basic ingredients. With typical Asian spices such as ginger, soy sauce and red pepper this becomes a delicious curry. And we finish it with sesame seeds and green spring onion for the finishing touch.
About Asian orange chicken
Chicken or duck?
When you read the word orange in a recipe you will most probably think this is about duck. But this time we have chicken. Although it is perfectly possible to make this recipe also with duck. In that case first fry the duck breast as a whole, before cutting it into pieces. So you can make your sauce separately and then later on add the duck pieces or slices. As you wish.
The flavors of Asian orange chicken
But let's go back to our chicken. Everyone likes it and it is easy to prepare. The secret for this Asian orange chicken lies in the sauce. The deep red color, I would even say wine-red color, is created by the mixture of orange juice, soy sauce and ketchup. In addition, we get a sweet and sour component by adding both rice vinegar and brown sugar. The flavor palette is then completed with an Asian touch consisting of ginger, a red pepper and garlic. This way you get a very appetizing and above all super tasty sauce.
Once the sauce has reduced a bit, you can bind it further by adding some starch dissolved in water. Let it simmer gently until the sauce thickens well. It may even get it bit syrupy.
The most obvious side to complete this Asian orange chicken curry is of course rice. As you might see in the pictures, I opted for wild rice. Please bear in mind that this has to cook longer than classical rice. So I always start with cooking the rice. Then you still have more than enough time for the preparations and making your Asian orange chicken. Once the rice is ready, just keep it warm.
For the finishing touch I used the green parts of the spring onion and some roasted sesame seeds. This decorates well, and adds up to the splendid taste.
The initial inspiration for this recipe is from the clean eating couple. There I found an instant pot recipe with chicken and orange. I liked it so much that I decided to make my own wok-style version.
I love chicken because it is so easy to use and fits in almost every type of recipe. So no surprise to find a lot of chicken recipes here on surprising.recipes:
- Summer lunch with chicken and croutons.
- Chicken spinach balls with feta.
- Hasselback chicken.
- Mexican style chocolate chicken.
- Ghent chicken casserole - waterzooi.
Traveling in many Asian countries also resulted in a lot of Asian recipe inspiration. And in many cases chicken also play a main role. Please find some more Asian chicken inspiration in the following articles:
- Laksa curry chicken soup.
- Delicious cashew.chicken.
- Sweet&sour fried Chinese chicken.
- Thai chicken with peaches sweet&sour.
- Chicken chowmein.
You may find more Asian inspired recipe on our category page surprising.Asian.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.