Spicy Orange Chicken

spicy orange chicken

Orange chicken is a favorite of mine, but preparation time for those crispy nuggets of chicken can take more time than I have. A quick fix is popcorn chicken. A simple coating in this spicy orange sauce is all that's needed and dinner is done. Adjust the heat up or down by using more or less hot chili sauce. There are many brands to choose from, find one that you like and you're all set.

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


    1 pound frozen popcorn chicken nuggets
    1 cup orange juice
    3 Tablespoons soy sauce
    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    1 large clove garlic - minced
    2 Tablespoons mirin
    2 Tablespoons brown sugar
    1 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon hot chili sauce such as Sriracha
    1 Tablespoon cornstarch
    1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
    sliced green onion tops
    4 cups cooked white rice


  1. Bake popcorn chicken according to package directions.
  2. While chicken is baking, stir together orange juice, soy, ginger, garlic, mirin, brown sugar, chili sauce and cornstarch until smooth. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat, stirring constantly, until thick and opaque.
  3. Remove chicken from oven and coat with sauce. Serve over hot rice and top with sesame seeds and green onion.

See more recipes from Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom).

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