Sunday 20 January 2019

Healthy Orange/Tangerine Chicken Recipe

Hello friends,

Oranges are in season and oranges are the main ingredients of this dish today. Those big juicy sweet tangerines made me want to create a recipe with them. I have heard of Orange chicken and tasted it too. In a restaurant in Bangkok, however it was deep fried and served with rice on the side. I didn't want to deep fry and use excess oil so make a wok style stir fry orange chicken today.

Tangerine/Orange chicken

This quick dish gets its flavor from fresh Orange and tangerine juice and rind of the peel.  To make easy work of grating the peel, choose tangerines with firm skin and store them in the refrigerator.


250 gms boneless chicken
1 1/2 cup fresh tangerine or orange juice
1 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil ( or regular oil )
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
2 tangerines, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
A pinch of salt
Sesame seeds for garnish


1. In a medium bowl whisk together tangerine juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic ginger paste, chilli flakes and orange zest.

2. Wash and clean the chicken. Now cube the chicken in small pieces.

3.  Place chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add half of the tangerine marinade; seal and toss gently to coat. You can also prepare this marinade in a mixing bowl.

4.  Refrigerate for minimum 2 hours. Cover if you have done in a bowl.

5.  Now heat a wok and transfer the chicken mixture to it. Add the remaining tangerine/orange marinate.

6. Let it broil on slow till juices evaporate and chicken gets coated with an orange glaze.

7. Add a pinch of salt or as required to taste. Tip in the broccoli and saute for two minutes.

8. Garnish with sliced segments of oranges. You can grill then too, slightly for 30 seconds.

9. Now garnish with orange zest, finely chopped spring onion greens and sesame seeds.

10. Arrange orange slices and pieces around chicken.

11.  Serve it like a starter or with sticky jasmine rice.

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  1. This dish sounds interesting and looks very tempting. .I would definitely try this out ...hopefully I can cook it well

  2. Yummilious recipe, i will try out. It is new recipe for me and love to try out this innovative dish

  3. recipe looks yummy..will surely suggest to my non veg friends

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  5. yes finally, someone else thats into orange chicken


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