KID NOTE: The kids loved this meal!
VEGETARIAN TIP: Use tofu instead of chicken and skip the flouring process.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce and use rice flour.
The family loved it! We had onions and peppers instead of carrots and it was delicious.
All time favorite recipe so far!
The kids loved this! My daughter wants the orange sauce made just to have on hand! I did substitute broccoli and snow peas due to availability and my dislike of carrots & water chestnuts.
We loved this meal ! I made it with tofu and. It was amazing!
This orange chicken rivals your local Chinese take-out. Well worth the bit of extra time and mess.
This recipe is incredible. It has a lot of steps though and I wish I had known that because it is definitely not a quick weeknight meal (way more than 15 minutes cook time). It made a big mess, as it uses a lot of dishes, and frying tiny bites of chicken individually is very time consuming. It is worth the effort but, I will make this again on a weekend.
I am determined to find a way to make this dish without the mess. Everyone loves it and the kids ask for it often.
Super yummy! We made it with tofu, subbed honey for the brown sugar in the sauce, and made cauliflower rice. It was fantastic!
This was really good!! I had never made something like this before! I substituted white wine vinegar because I forgot the rice vinegar. I agree with everyone else though – really not a weeknight meal (maybe friday?) cause it makes a huge mess.
I think this recipe is interesting and I like the variety of flavors but, there is way too much sugar. I reduced it by half because I was afraid it would be too tart with the OJ and vinegar but, it was still too sweet. I think 1/4c next time will the sweetness down to an acceptable level for us. Also, a lighter coating of flour or maybe just cornstarch instead would be better to coat the chicken. Even though I shook off the flour before putting it in the pan, the coating was too heavy. I will definitely try it again using the changes–maybe add some onions, peppers and pineapple (for a sweet and sour variation) too. The amount and thickness or the sauce is very good!
Loved the flavors. Next time I make this I will cut back on the sugar and not coat the chicken.