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Orange chicken

Orange Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Stir fry
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This easy to make and naturally sweet Orange Chicken Recipe is a delicious take on the American-Chinese classic and is ready in 20 minutes. A fun and tasty meal for the entire family!


Units Scale
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 stalks scallions (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts (rinsed and patted dry, optional)

Orange sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (add one more if you like it sweeter)
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 3 teaspoons water


  1. Put chicken, rice vinegar and cornstarch in a bowl and mix until cornstarch has dissolved. Let marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, make the sauce. Mix the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey, and set aside.
  3. In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and chicken and toss for 4-5 minutes, until the chicken is almost cooked through.
  4. Stir the sauce and add it to the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and add the cornstarch and water mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Cook for a minute or until the sauce has thickened and turn the heat off.
  6. Put the bean sprouts on a plate and top with orange chicken. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds and scallions on top. Serve immediately.


Store the leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 2 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 481
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 546.6 mg
  • Fat: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 56.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 165.5 mg

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