Orange Chicken and rice - Remade

Beth Colon


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Orange Chicken but the stuff you get from take out is always way too sweet and not very good for you at all, so this is my take on orange chicken. The flavors are so bright and fresh and citrus-y, by far my favorite.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 4
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 3 c
  • ·
    juice from 2 oranges
  • ·
    zest from 2 oranges
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    rice vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ginger root, grated or finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    green onions, chopped + more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes ( more or less depending on your taste)
  • 4 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 3 Tbsp
  • RICE

  • 3 c
  • 4 c
    brown rice (minute rice)
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes- low sodium
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    green onions, chopped

How to Make Orange Chicken and rice - Remade


  1. In a medium saucepan, add water, juice of two oranges, lemon juice, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Place on med-high heat. Add zest of 2 oranges, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, green onion and red pepper flakes. Bring this mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and let this cool for about 10-15 minutes.

    While this is cooling, remove any fat from chicken breasts and cut into small bite size pieces. Place in a large bowl.

    When mixture is cooled, add one cup to the chicken and mix so that all of the chicken is coated. Reserve the remaining mixture for later.

    Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. Place chicken and marinade in large skillet/frying pan and cook until no longer pink. (If you have a lot of juice remaining drain it off) Add the reserved sauce to chicken and cook for about 5-7 minutes over med-high heat.

    In a small bowl, add water and corn starch and mix together.

    Add to chicken, stirring constantly. This should thicken up quickly
  3. (This is for Minute Rice, if you use a different kind, use the directions on your package)

    Add 3 cups of water, 2-3 chicken bouillons and 2 T oil to water and bring to a boil.
    Add 4 cups of the brown rice, bring back to boil and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
    While this is cooking, scramble up the 2 eggs.
    Once the rice is done, add the soy sauce, chopped green onions and the cooked eggs. Taste and then add salt if needed.

    Try it and tell me if this isn't better than take-out! lol. Hope you enjoy

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About Orange Chicken and rice - Remade

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #brown rice

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