Orange Chicken recipe

Orange chicken recipe on a plate with rice and spring rolls and Pagoda packages in the background

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 I love Chinese food!! This Orange Chicken recipe is one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I could eat four servings of it if I don’t stop myself. The one thing I don’t love is the cost of buying it when I’m out and about. It always seems that it’s far more expensive than any other food I might buy from a restaurant. I decided to save some money and perfect my Orange Chicken recipe so I could have my favorite food whenever I wanted! 

My favorite part of this meal is the crab rangoon and the egg rolls. I’m super picky about crab rangoon. I find that often times it’s either too sweet or not sweet enough for me. Until now! I was in Walmart grabbing some egg rolls, (I always choose the Pagoda® brand because they taste the best to me) and I saw some crab rangoon and decided to try them! I am so glad I did!! It was the perfect addition to my meal!

Easy orange chicken on a plate
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Easy Orange Chicken

An easy shortcut to our favorite Chinese Orange Chicken!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author JB


  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce your favorite
  • 1 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce


  • In a small saucepan, on low heat, combine the bbq sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce.
  • Bring to a simmer, allow to simmer 10 minutes.
  • While sauce is simmering, take cubes of chicken and dip into cornstarch, then into the beaten eggs.
  • Again, dip the chicken into cornstarch and set aside.
  • Add your oil to a pan, just enough to cover the bottom, and once it's hot cook the chicken pieces.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  • Once chicken is cooked and sauce is done, combine the two.
  • If you prefer your chicken extra crispy you can place it on a pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Serve with Pagoda® egg rolls and crab rangoon, and your favorite fried rice recipe!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1698mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Orange chicken on a plate with rice and spring rolls

Orange Chicken recipe 

Easy orange chicken on a plate

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