Healthy Orange Chicken

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 1x


1 ¼  pound boneless skinless chicken strips, cut into 1-½” cubes

2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch 

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 tsp of olive oil 



1½ cups water

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

⅓ cup rice vinegar

2½ tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon orange zest, grated

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

½ teaspoon ginger

2 scallions, chopped (for garnish) 


Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-lock bag. Dip chicken in beaten egg and shake in flour mixture to coat.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook chicken in batches until completely cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side).

3.  Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 1 1/4 cups water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.

4. Stir well over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger,

5.  garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil.

6. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken and garnish with green onions. 

7. Serving Size: 1/2 cup (if that isn’t enough have more!)

See notes above for air fryer instructions! 


myWW points: Blue 5; Green 7;  Purple 5

Can sub brown sugar substitute like Splenda to help lower points 

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: orange chicken