When we order Chinese takeout I know that my daughter will choose Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken, or Honey Chicken depending on her mood. With the Covid-19 shutdowns the two Chinese restaurants in our little town were closed for several months. There are only two things that my kids think that I don’t make better than a restaurant and those are pizza and some Chinese takeout foods. I think I finally have them!
Verdict: This dish has a REALLY strong orange flavor, so if that is not what you are looking for dial back the orange zest a bit and add to taste. Served over white sticky rice with a side of broccoli my kids said I finally mastered orange chicken. They liked that it wasn’t as greasy as the takeout and they could have all they wanted to eat. Like I said the orange flavor was too much for me but the rest of my family loved it.