Homemade Orange Chicken Stir Fry on rice

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

This easy Orange Chicken recipe is perfect to get your takeout fix in a healthier way. Crispy chicken pieces and bell pepper are tossed in a fragrant honey orange sauce with aromatic ginger and garlic.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Easy Orange Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Regina | Leelalicious


  • 14 ounces (400g) chicken breast cubed
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper multi colored
  • (coconut) oil for frying + 1 tablespoon
  • For Orange Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Season chicken pieces generously with of salt and pepper. Marinate in soy sauce and vinegar for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Place potato starch in a shallow bowl or plate. Dredge marinated chicken cubes in starch. Shake off excess.
  3. Heat oil on medium-high heat. Fry chicken pieces until lightly browned. Place fried chicken on 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 for a couple minutes until fragrant. Add chicken broth, orange juice, honey and soy sauce and stir to combine.
  6. Keep cooking sauce until it reduces and thickens to a syrup-like consistency.
  7. Add fried chicken pieces and diced bell pepper to reduced sauce and toss to coat. Serve with steamed rice, sprinkled with green onion and sesame.

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