Cauliflower Orange "Chicken" Stir Fry

This Orange Cauliflower Stir Fry is a vegetarian version of Orange Chicken takeout. A recipe for delicious meatless takeout made quick and easy at home.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Orange Cauliflower Stir Fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author LeelaLicious


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup bell pepper diced, multi-colored
  • coconut oil for frying + 1 tablespoon

Honey Orange Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons ginger freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. In a bowl stir together cauliflower florets with salt and pepper, soy sauce and vinegar.
  2. Place potato starch in a shallow bowl or plate. Lift cauliflower florets out of marinade (reserve for sauce) and toss in starch until coated. Shake off excess.
  3. Heat oil on medium-high heat. Fry cauliflower in portions not to overcrowd the pan until lightly browned, then transfer to paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  4. In a sauté pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Lightly sauté diced bell peppers for a few minutes, then set aside.
  5. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and sauté quickly until fragrant. Add chicken broth, orange juice, honey and reserved soy sauce marinade and stir to combine.
  6. Keep cooking sauce until it reduces and thickens to a syrup-like consistency.
  7. Add fried cauliflower and diced bell pepper to reduced sauce and toss to coat. Serve with steamed rice, sprinkled with green onion and sesame.