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Crispy Chinese Orange Chicken

Gluten Free Chinese Orange Chicken recipe that tastes as good as takeout!  The chicken is extra crispy and is tossed in a super yummy orange juice and soy sauce glaze.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 667 kcal


Crispy Chicken:

  • 1 ½ lb. chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¾ c. cornstarch divided
  • 1 egg whisked
  • ½ c. olive or vegetable oil divided

Orange Sauce:

  • 1 T. olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 t. cornstarch
  • 2 T. soy sauce gluten free
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ - ½ t. red pepper flakes
  • 1 c. orange juice


  • Cooked Rice
  • Extra red pepper
  • Green Onions


For the Crispy Chicken:

  1. In a medium-sized shallow bowl place ¼ c. cornstarch.
  2. In a second, medium-sized shallow bowl place 1 whisked egg.
  3. In a 1-gallon ziptop bag place ¼ c. cornstarch.
  4. Take chicken cubes and dip in bowl of cornstarch, egg wash and then place in gallon bag. Once all chicken is in the bag pour remaining ¼ c. cornstarch over chicken cubes and toss to coat.
  5. In a large skillet over medium-low heat pour 3-4 T. oil and completely coat the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place half of the chicken cubes in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, cooking chicken thoroughly.
  7. Remove chicken from pan and place on paper towels to let the excess oil drain. Repeat with second half of chicken cubes.

For the Orange Sauce:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan combine 1 T. oil and 2 t. cornstarch. Whisk for 30 seconds over medium heat.
  2. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, red pepper flakes and ½ c. orange juice. Whisk until sauce begins to thicken. Add ¼ c. orange juice and continue to whisk until sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Add remaining orange juice, stir and let simmer for 3-5 minutes or until sauce begins to stick to the back of your spoon.
  4. Place drained chicken into the sauce and toss to combine. Serve chicken with green onions, rice and vegetables of choice. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chinese Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 762mg22%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 31.6mg38%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.