Orange Chicken Recipe
Serves: 4
Quick and easy orange chicken recipe.
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (regular, low sodium or gluten free according to preference)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Slliced fresh green onions and/or toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)
  1. Place a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add a thin layer of oil – just enough to cover the
  2. surface of the pan (about 3 tablespoons).
  3. Pour the cornstarch into a large bowl, add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper- evenly coat the chicken with cornstarch shaking off excess as you go.
  4. Place the coated chicken into the hot pan, spreading it out so it’s in an even layer.
  5. Continue cooking the chicken, stirring occasionally, until it is cooked through and turns a golden
  6. brown.
  7. Whisk together all remaining ingredients in a small bowl for the sauce.
  8. Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  9. Pour the sauce mixture into the hot skillet and allow it to simmer until it thickens slightly.
  10. Turn off the heat, add the chicken back into the pan, and toss it lightly to completely coat each
  11. piece in the sauce.
  12. Garnish with sliced fresh green onions, toasted sesame seeds and even a little extra orange zest
  13. if desired.
Recipe by My Frugal Adventures at