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Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken


Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Oil (for frying)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water