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Air Fryer Orange Chicken

This copycat takeout Air Fryer Orange Chicken features crispy air fried chicken and homemade orange sauce. It’s a healthy, light, and vibrant meal you can enjoy for easy weeknight dinners or meal prep! Naturally gluten free and dairy free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Air Fryer, Gluten-Free Recipes, Orange Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts cubed
  • 3 tbsp corn starch divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili paste or chili oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • orange slices
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Toss chicken cubes in ziplock with 2 tbsp corn starch, salt and pepper. Shake well to coat the chicken. Sift the chicken to remove excess corn starch.
  • Spray the tray of air fryer and place the chicken. Cook chicken at 400F for 8-10 minutes or until chicken registers 165 degrees internally or above. Be sure to turn the chicken halfway through.
  • Meanwhile add the orange juice, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, chili, orange zest and honey to a small pan and cook over medium low heat. Dissolve remaining 1 tbsp corn starch with about 2 tbsp of the liquid in pan, add that starchy liquid back into the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Pour orange sauce over the chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with orange slices.

Notes

To store: Place any leftover air fryer orange chicken in an airtight container or ziplock bag and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To reheat: Reheat the sauce-covered chicken in a skillet on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg