3 Ingredient Asian Orange Sauce

Thursday, August 10, 2017
This is a shortcut for a quick family dinner on those busy weeknights and a popular Chinese mall favorite using just 3 ingredients for Asian Orange Sauce.

If you love takeout or that quick mall food for lunch then you'll love the flavors in this simple recipe using barbecue sauce and orange marmalade.

Since we are big fans of sweet Asian-flavored chicken, the coating on this is what makes the recipe perfect and we also provide that all made from scratch fried chicken coating.

The flour/cornstarch mixture is the perfect coating to absorb the yummy orange marmalade sauce.

Actually, to cut even more time out of the recipe, you can buy chicken tenders, cut them up and no coating mixture and saute them in oil for around 4 minutes on each side.

This recipe is easy and certainly will free up more time to spend with the family, between frying the chicken and sauce it takes around 35 to 40 minutes for this delicious meal.

You can even make some rice and the sauce the night before and just reheat to cut some time since the 3 ingredients sauce takes around 20 minutes to simmer.

Scroll down for this simple recipe it's really flavorful and a great solution for all Chinese food lovers and check out our suggestions and tips.


orange chicken on a white plate Asian style coated





Easy Steps For Asian Orange Chicken and Sauce

  1. separate the coating in a plastic bag and the egg mixture in a bowl
  2. dip chicken pieces in egg mixture then shake in coating
  3. deep fry the chicken of choice set aside, and keep warm
  4. in a small saucepan combine all the sauce ingredients and simmer 20 minutes
  5. toss in with cooked meat in the sauce
  6. see serving suggestions below


orange sauce simmering


Serving Suggestions

  1. Make fried rice
  2. Make fast-cooking Minute Rice, jasmine rice, brown rice
  3. Frozen egg rolls or homemade egg rolls
  4. Use a frozen stir-frying vegetable combinations
  5. side serving suggestions: on top of  pasta or ramen noodles, soba noodles,  rice noodles

flour and egg fried chicken for sesame chicken


Bake, Grill, or Air Fry Methods for Chicken

  • NOTE: Check the chicken to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer in the thickest part:
  • Baked: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the coated chicken on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil or drizzle with vegetable oil. Bake for 20 minutes stirring a few times
  • Grill: Soak the skewers first in water for at least 30 minutes. Thread uncoated chicken on the skewers and grill for 4 to 7 minutes on each side on a preheated grill. Use the sauce for dipping 
  • Air Fry: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and spray the basket with cooking oil.  Spray the chicken with cooking oil Air fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes.


chicken frying cubed


Ingredients You Will Need


  • boneless cubes of chicken thighs, or breast meat boneless cubed
  • vegetable or peanut oil
  • seasoning salt
  • flour and cornstarch
  • baking soda, baking powder
  • soy sauce
  • orange marmalade
  • barbecue sauce
  • egg
  • water


cubed raw chicken breast


Tips

  • cubed chicken is completed cooking quickly check the thickest part to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer if leaving larger pieces
  • steak bites, pork, or seafood can be substituted for chicken
  • for more spicy sauce add cayenne pepper and a pinch of ginger to taste
  • use regular seasoned bbq sauce
  • keep the chicken warm while frying the entire batch and until the sauce is done
  • to cut time do not coat chicken and just stir fry in oil
  • make your side dishes the night before and reheat to save time
  • serve with rice, stir-fried vegetables, fry rice, or cooked ramen noodles

fried cubed chicken thighs


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If you're a fan of sweet Asian-style sauces, this can't be any easier than 3-ingredients and most of these can be stored all year long in your pantry.


If you prefer another meat or another part of the chicken, just make sure it's boneless.


Once you try this easy recipe using marmalade, it's a game charge and saves so much time, you will be amazed that not only is this Asian Orange Chicken super easy, you'll not believe the flavors are so similar to that pricey take-out food you love.


3 Ingredient Asian Orange Sauce

Simple Marmalade Asian Orange Chicken

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 15 MinTotal time: 1 Hour
This orange sauce chicken is a spin-off for Chinese take-out meals. The sauce has a shortcut with just two ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 - boneless chicken breasts sliced and cut into bite-sized pieces (or 1-1/2 pounds boneless chicken you prefer)
  • Egg mixture for chicken:
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup ice cold water
  • Coating for chicken:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of a seasoning blend (we have several DIY seasoning recipes or use a store-bought kind)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying ( or peanut oil)
  • Orange Sauce
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in and bowl with water and whisk together.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, add all the coating ingredients, close the bag and shake together.
  3. Heat the oil to medium, heat ( around 2 -inches of oil in the pan).
  4. Place the chicken pieces in the egg mixture then toss in the bag to coat.
  5. Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil and fry all the pieces not crowding the pan.
  6. Place on paper towels to drain then keep the chicken warm.
  7. Add the marmalade, bbq sauce, and soy sauce in a small saucepan.
  8. Simmer this for 20 minutes.
  9. Toss the warm chicken into the sauce and toss to coat evenly.

Notes

Tips

  • cubed chicken is completed cooking quickly check the thickest part to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer if leaving larger pieces
  • steak bites, pork, or seafood can be substituted for chicken
  • for more spicy sauce add cayenne pepper and a pinch of ginger to taste
  • use regular seasoned bbq sauce
  • keep the chicken warm while frying the entire batch and until the sauce is done
  • to cut time do not coat chicken and just stir fry in oil
  • make your side dishes the night before and reheat to save time
  • serve with rice, stir-fried vegetables, fry rice, or cooked ramen noodles


Bake, Grill, or Air Fry Methods for Chicken

  • NOTE: Check the chicken to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer in the thickest part:
  • Baked: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the coated chicken on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil or drizzle with vegetable oil. Bake for 20 minutes stirring a few times
  • Grill: Soak the skewers first in water for at least 30 minutes. Thread uncoated chicken on the skewers and grill for 4 to 7 minutes on each side on a preheated grill. Use the sauce for dipping 
  • Air Fry: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and spray the basket with cooking oil. Spray the chicken with cooking oil Air fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes.


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11 comments

  1. Perfectly crisp chicken and I LOVE how easy the sauce is!!! Will be making again!

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  2. Such a great idea!! Even my kids enjoyed it too! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Such a great idea!! Even my kids enjoyed it too! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Oh yum! This chicken looks so good with the flour and cornstarch coating. Love the flavors of the sauce too.

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  5. YUMM This was FABULOUS asian orange chicken!!

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  6. This is the best orange chicken I have come across. Came out so well.

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  7. Such a delicious recipe! I tried it with tofu as a chicken alternative for our veggie friends and it was just as delicious.

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  8. Oh I love orange sauce on my chicken, and some rice. It is one of our regulars for the weekends, thanks!

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  9. That looks delicious! And I love that I can make the sauce and use it on other things, too!

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  10. How delicious! My family loves orange chicken but it's expensive getting takeout all the time. This is perfect.

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  11. This chicken looks very appetizing. Loved sweet taste.Very nice and interesting recipe :)

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