This dish is prepared with an inspiration from the Chinese cuisine. I did add a twist with an extra ingredient i.e. an orange in the recipe. It is a sweet and spicy dish; the orange adds complimentary flavor and zingy palate to this chicken dish.

Nowadays i am keep on experimenting many Chinese dishes. Today i wish to share with you one such experiment happened in my kitchen which turned out really tasty. Tastes same like a Chinese dish but with a different dimension the orange frutty flavour.

To make the Crispy Chicken:
Boneless Chicken, cubed- 250 grams
All purpose Flour- 2 tablespoons
Corn Flour- 1 tablespoon
Baking powder- big pinch
Orange zest- 1 teaspoon
Pepper powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Salt- to taste 
Oil- 1 tablespoon

For the Orange Honey sauce:
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Onion, cubed-1 small
Green Chilli, cut-2
Garlic, cut- 3 big cloves
Capsicum, cubed- 1 small
Chilli powder/paste- 1/2 teaspoon
Soya sauce-1 tablespoons
Juice from- 1 ½ orange (around 1 cup)
Honey- 1 tablespoons
Corn flour- 1 teaspoon
Spring Onion, chopped- 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds, toasted- 1 teaspoons


  • In a broad plate mix together all purpose flour, corn flour, baking powder, orange zest, pepper and salt.
  • Mix the chicken cubes and allow them to coat well in the flour mixture.
  • In a broad pan heat a table spoon of oil and shallow fry the floured chicken by shaking off the excess flour. You could deep fry them too.
  • In another pan add 3 teaspoons of oil and add the cubed onion, garlic and green chillies and sauté for a minute.
  • Add the cubed capsicum and cook in oil, till blisters starts to appear on the capsicum skin.
  • Now add the chilli powder and soya sauce and cook for fifteen seconds  on low flame till the raw flavour of chilli leaves. 
  • Add the orange juice, honey and bring the mixture to boil.
  • Once it starts to boil dissolve the corn flour in 2 tablespoons of water or orange juice and pour over the sauce.
  • Now the sauce starts to thicken and get a shiny glaze.
  • Add the fried chicken and mix well to coat the orange sauce over the chicken. (Do not cook after adding the chicken)
  • Switch off the gas and sprinkle spring onion and sesame seeds.
  • You could make this same dish as dry semi dry and gravy type by reducing the consistency of the sauce.
  • This dish is a good accompaniment with any type of fried rice or plain basmati rice.