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Orange Chicken

This Orange Chicken is easy to make, has a freezer friendly version making it a quick option for busy nights, and is a family favorite for good reason!  Better than take out any day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: orange chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 1 lb chicken bite sized pieces
  • Flour to coat chicken use potato flour or rice flour to make gluten free
  • 1 tbs oil for cooking chicken
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red hot chili peppers depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1/4 c green onions sliced
  • 1 tbs rice wine
  • 1 1/2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs water
  • 5 tbs orange juice
  • 3 tbs sugar You can use less if your orange juice is sweet
  • 1 orange zest of


  • Start by cutting chicken to bite sized pieces.
  • Pat dry
  • Coat in flour
  • Cook on medium high heat in a skillet by frying with 1 tbs of oil
  • When cooked through, set aside.
  • Add garlic, crushed red chili peppers, green onions, and rice wine (Rice wine, not rice vinegar) to the pan that you cooked the chicken in, stir fry for 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Add in sauce ingredients: soy sauce, water, OJ, sugar, orange zest
  • Bring to boil
  • Add chicken to the pan
  • Heat on low, and simmer until sauce thickens
  • Serve over rice with steamed broccoli or other vegetable of choice.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg