Bowl of orange chicken served over rice

Orange Chicken

So much better than take-out, this Homemade Orange Chicken comes together in less than 30 minutes for an easy, healthy meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy Orange Chicken, Orange Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


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


  • In a small bowl, combine the juice, zest, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, vinegar, ginger and cornstarch together and whisk until sugar dissolved.
  • Heat 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 on each side, about 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.


  • Use white distilled vinegar in place of rice wine vinegar if desired.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be substituted for chicken breasts.
  • Use freshly squeezed or prepared orange juice for this recipe.
  • Be sure to zest the orange before cutting. 
Nutrition Facts
Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 573mg25%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 96IU2%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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