Orange Chicken

A homemade version of a favorite take-out dish, this easy chicken dish that is kissed in a sweet citrus sauce, will become a family favorite. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy Orange Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce Tamari for gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 1 bunch of green onions chopped (optional)


  • Combine the juice, zest, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, vinegar, ginger and cornstarch together and whisk until sugar dissolved.
  • Heat 1 tbs canola oil in large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Once a drop of water sizzles in the oil, add the chicken to the oil, stirring constantly. After the chicken has been browned, 3-4 minutes, remove chicken to a large plate. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil. Turn to a simmer and return chicken to pan to finish cooking in the sauce, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over steamed rice or quinoa and garnish with green onion slices.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 665mg29%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 17.1mg21%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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