While I love the convenience of setting and forgetting dinner, I LOVE crispy orange chicken. Here’s a crockpot orange chicken version too! Growing up, getting chinese take-out was the best thing ever. I honestly ate cream cheese puffs for breakfast. My most recent favorite restaurant for orange chicken is Panda Express (YUM!) I have tried a few copycat recipes that used orange juice and I just hated them.
I thought I would try their 3 ingredient sauce on top and it turned out lovely! In fact, my husband was very excited to take leftovers to work the next morning (Note: he always “forgets” it but not this time 🙂 While it doesn’t taste exactly like the restaurant, it has a fresh orange zest flavor to it. I think even adding some pepper flakes for some heat would make it better! Someone also mentioned adding garlic and ginger but I haven’t tried it. Make sure to check out my recipe list page for more easy meals!
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1 Cup BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 Cup Sweet Orange Marmalade (Smucker’s)
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
Crispy Chicken Ingredients:
3-4 Chicken Breasts (We used 3)
1 Cup Flour/1 Cup Cornstarch (You can use both or either/or)
Oil (We used vegetable oil)
In a sauce pan, add the BBQ sauce, marmalade, and soy sauce. Turn the heat on low and let it simmer for 20 minutes, stirring a few times.
Meanwhile, cut up your chicken breasts into cubes. In one bowl beat 2 eggs, while the other bowl should mix the dry ingredients.
Dip pieces of chicken in the egg and then cover in flour/cornstarch. Set on an extra plate.
Add a thin layer of oil to a frying pan and turn your stove on medium/high heat. Once it sizzles, add the chicken to the pan. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes each side until it’s brown and cooked on the inside.
Set the oily pieces on a paper towel and let drain.
Add the chicken to the sauce and toss!
Eat it on top of white rice
and enjoy. I think veggies would be good with it such as green peppers or broccoli.
My 3 other most popular chicken recipes include Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and White Chicken Enchiladas!