Chicken with Orange Sauce
Bite into this crispy spicy orange chicken and you’ve found THE BEST oven fried chicken recipe ever! Perfect for Sunday dinner and family!
OK, there’s nothing quite like chicken with orange sauce.
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken
Now here in the South we make crispy buttermilk chicken by dredging it in buttermilk! Nothing better than a buttermilk chicken breast! The buttermilk is what we call acidic. That means it’s going to tenderize without toughening the meat. Buttermilk helps break down chicken proteins that mean more flavorful and tender fried chicken. But, we’re not just frying this chicken, we’re also going to finish the cooking with oven baking it.
Chicken that’s tasty like this crispy orange chicken is worth all the effort you’re going to put into it. It’s important to keep the end goal in mind. You’re making an easy orange chicken recipe that’s flash fried for crispy and oven baked for finishing the cooking of the meat.
Now you’re gonna have a little mess too. For instance, when you’re dipping the chicken then dredging in the flour/spice mixture, your fingers get the gooey wet floureeee stuff on them. I keep a few damp paper towels nearby and/or step to the sink and wash off my fingers then start re-dipping and re-dredging. The oil in the skillet needs to be hot to get the nice crispy golden browning, so expect a little flicking and popping, but it’s manageable.
Sides with Fried Chicken
Easy Side Dishes for Chicken
If you’re looking for super easy sides, well, take a gander at these recipes!
Easy Orange Chicken Recipe
An easy orange chicken recipe that is your go to is perfect for Sunday dinner and also for special occasions.
What inspired this crispy spicy orange chicken and the recipe is that my girlfriend, Sally, wanted a lesson in making ‘fried chicken’. See she’s a Rocky Mountain girl, and she wanted good ol’ Southern fried chicken. I explained to her that my ‘Southern’ chicken was more baked than fried, and she’d be super satisfied with the results. So together we worked, and my pal Sal took home two big pieces of this lovin’ chicken for her dinner!
Baked Orange Chicken Recipe
This baked orange chicken recipe is so worth the effort. Once you get your groove going, it moves quickly. Believe me, when you bite into this chicken it will be really moist and tender. You’ll have the crunch of the crust and then that sweetness of the orange ginger honey maple sauce sauce.
When you do this recipe, be prepared with all your tools and get yourself organized. You’ll be needing two pie plates, a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, a large baking dish, aluminum foil, tongs, wooden spoon, cast iron skillet, sauce pan…hummmm, I think those are the big things.
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
If you want to use this recipe for a spicy chicken sandwich, just swap out the bone-in chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken breasts. You could even use thin chicken breasts. The only thing you’re going to do is adjust the cooking time. Bottom line is that you want the right temperature of a cooked chicken breast.
Temperature of Cooked Chicken Breast
Be sure to have a meat thermometer on hand. You want the correct temperature for your cooked chicken breast. And, the right temp is 165 degrees. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken to be sure it’s cooked to 165. If you haven’t tried my dill pickle chicken, then check it out! xo ~ally