Szechuan Orange Chicken

Picture this: a plate of succulent Szechuan Orange Chicken, a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that dance on your taste buds. The tantalizing aroma of spicy Szechuan peppers mingles with the zesty brightness of fresh oranges, creating a symphony of tastes that’s simply irresistible.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Coat the diced chicken in cornstarch, shaking off any excess.
  2. In a pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the coated chicken and cook until golden and crispy. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, sauté the ginger, garlic, and crushed Szechuan peppercorns until fragrant.
  5. Mix in the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and orange zest. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken.
  6. Return the cooked chicken to the pan, coating it with the flavorful sauce.
  7. Serve the Szechuan Orange Chicken over steamed rice, garnished with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Experience the perfect balance of spice and citrus with our Szechuan Orange Chicken recipe. Crispy, tender chicken morsels enveloped in a tangy, spicy orange glaze.

Nutrition: Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 12g

Picture yourself taking that first delectable bite, the slight crunch giving way to juicy chicken and an explosion of complex flavors. This Szechuan Orange Chicken recipe captures the essence of Chinese cuisine, offering a symphony of tastes that’s both comforting and exciting. Whether you’re serving it for a weeknight dinner or a special gathering, this dish is a testament to the magic that happens when contrasting flavors unite in harmony.

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