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.
Servings: 4 people
- 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
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.
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.
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