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Bowl of orange chicken stir fry

Healthy Orange Chicken Stir Fry Recipe


The whole family will love this sweet and savory healthy orange chicken recipe! Easy, made with basic ingredients, and ready in 30 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • rice for serving
  • veggie side
  • sesame seed garnish


  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and place into a large bowl. Toss chicken with cornstarch to coat. (Start with 1/4 cup.)
  3. Mix up orange sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade, orange juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Make chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of chicken to the skillet (in order to not over-crowd it) and let cook, undisturbed for 2-3 minutes. Flip pieces over and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set onto a plate lined with paper towel. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet and cook the rest of the chicken.
  5. When the second batch is done cooking, drain oil from the pan if necessary and add the first batch back to the skillet. Stir in orange sauce and stir to coat the chicken. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the sauce is thick and glossy.
  6. Serve over rice with a veggie side. Garnish with sesame seeds.


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