This Homemade Orange Chicken recipe makes it easy to enjoy the Chinese food take-out classic anytime you want.

Our version is made with crispy, bite-sized pieces of chicken covered in a sweet orange sauce that comes together in minutes.


– Chicken – Cold Water Brine – Cornstarch – Soy Sauce – Avocado Oil

Place the diced chicken in a bowl and cover with cold water. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, mix, and let the chicken sit while you are preparing the other ingredients.


Drain the water off the chicken chunks. Use a paper towel to pat the chicken dry, then add the chicken back to your bowl. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cornstarch over the chicken and mix using tongs.


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Add the chicken to the hot pan, leaving space between each piece of chicken.


Cook for 3–4 minutes until the chicken is golden brown on the pan side. Use the tongs to flip the chicken and cook again until lightly golden brown.


If you have any excess oil in your pan, simply soak it up with a paper towel. Don't wipe the pan.


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