P.F. Chang’s Orange Chicken

Nothing says indulgence like a classic orange chicken recipe. P.F. Chang’s is one of the leading Chinese-inspired restaurant franchises around and their classic orange chicken dish is simply delectable. This tangy, sweet, and savory dish is packed with flavor and is sure to hit the spot. Plus, it’s a great way to get the family together around the dinner table!

Orange chicken gets it’s robust flavor from a combination of seasonings such as ginger, garlic, onion, and chicken broth. It also entices the taste buds with a perfect balance of sweetness from freshly squeezed oranges and zest. It’s crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside for the perfect bite every time. It’s easy to make and sure to become a favorite at your house!


– 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
– 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– 3 tablespoons cornstarch
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 2 teaspoons salt
– 2 teaspoons garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon ground ginger
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– Vegetable oil for frying

For the Sauce:

– 1/2 cup orange juice
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon sesame oil
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch


1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and place in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, and black pepper.

3. Pour the flour mixture over the chicken and stir until the chicken is evenly coated.

4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Working in batches, add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

6. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels.

7. To make the sauce, in a medium saucepan, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, fresh ginger, minced garlic, and sesame oil.

8. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes.

9. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water.

10. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the orange sauce and cook until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.

11. Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. Serve over hot rice.