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*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 665mg 28%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 20.7%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.