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Chinese-style orange chicken with rice recipe

Chinese-style orange chicken with rice recipe

6 ratings

Recreate your favourite takeaway at home in just 35 minutes. Tender chicken and veg is cooked in a rich orange sauce and served with fluffy rice for the perfect midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 581 calories / serving


  • 300g Grower’s Harvest long grain rice, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil​
  • 650g chicken breast portions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 300g carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • juice of 2 oranges, plus 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 9%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    19g 21%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 81.7g Protein 45.9g Fibre 5.9g


  1. Put the rice into a saucepan and pour over 450ml boiling water from the kettle. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15-18 mins, swirling the pan occasionally, until cooked. Set aside with the lid on to keep warm.
  2. Heat the oil in a very large frying pan or wok. Toss the chicken breast pieces in the cornflour and season with the garlic granules and salt and black pepper.
  3. Working in batches, stir-fry the chicken for 4-5 mins until browned and lift out of the pan. Once all of the chicken has been browned and removed, add the onions, carrots and chopped pepper and cook for 4-6 mins until beginning to colour.
  4. Reduce the heat and pour over the orange juice and zest, honey and soy sauce. Stir well, scraping the bottom of the pan. Add 200ml water and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and cook for 5-6 mins until the sauce has reduced and chicken is cooked through.
  5. Divide the rice between plates and top with the orange chicken, drizzling over any remaining sauce.

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