Tangy sweet and sour chicken with a kick of orange flavor.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Sauce:

Directions

  • Beat ice water and egg together in a bowl using a whisk or a fork. Add baking soda and salt and mix to combine. Add 1 cup flour to water mixture; mix until blended but lumpy.

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  • Place remaining 1 cup flour in a separate bowl. Cover each piece of chicken in flour, then move to egg mixture and cover, letting excess batter drip off.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large, deep frying pan over medium heat until a drop of water crackles when placed into oil.

  • Place chicken into the hot oil and fry, flipping if needed, until no longer pink in the center and golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

  • Combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl.

  • Combine sugar, ketchup, vinegar, 1/2 cup water, orange marmalade, pineapple, pineapple juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add cornstarch mixture. Reduce heat and let simmer, stirring frequently, until desired thickness is reached.

  • Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute hot sauce for red pepper flakes, if desired.

Make sure to bring the orange mixture to a boil, otherwise it will be starchy.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 481 mg sodium. 75.2 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2019
My batter was extremely thick and I could not coat the chicken pieces. After adding another 1/2 cup of water and an additional 1/4 tsp baking soda the batter was of a dipping consistency. I added 1 chopped green bell pepper and upped the fresh pineapple to 1 cup adding both to the sauce. I was unable to taste the orange marmalade and if I ever make this again I would leave it out. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
This dish is good but excessively sweet even though I reduced the sugar in the sauce to 3/4 cup. If I make it again I'll try it with 1/2 cup of sugar. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2019
My batter was extremely thick and I could not coat the chicken pieces. After adding another 1/2 cup of water and an additional 1/4 tsp baking soda the batter was of a dipping consistency. I added 1 chopped green bell pepper and upped the fresh pineapple to 1 cup adding both to the sauce. I was unable to taste the orange marmalade and if I ever make this again I would leave it out. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2019
My batter was extremely thick and I could not coat the chicken pieces. After adding another 1/2 cup of water and an additional 1/4 tsp baking soda the batter was of a dipping consistency. I added 1 chopped green bell pepper and upped the fresh pineapple to 1 cup adding both to the sauce. I was unable to taste the orange marmalade and if I ever make this again I would leave it out. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2019
Love what she did. I too added red and green bell peppers some halved cherry tomatoes some onion and used the juice from the can of pineapple instead of so much water. Good directions in the recipe. What came out was better than most I ve had in restaurants. I served over basmati rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2019
Very good but kind of boring as written. Add a red bell pepper and an onion..both in bite size pieces and you've got a great dish! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2019
This dish is good but excessively sweet even though I reduced the sugar in the sauce to 3/4 cup. If I make it again I'll try it with 1/2 cup of sugar. Read More