Orange chicken over rice

Orange Chicken 30 Minutes Skillet Recipe

This 30-minute skillet recipe for orange chicken is easy to make and so delicious! It’s an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 355kcal
Author The Gunny Sack


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
  • Sesame seeds & sliced green onions for garnish if desired


Orange Sauce:


  • Start by cutting 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts into chunks (about 1 – 1 1/2 cubes). Mix together soy sauce, cornstarch, and water. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • While it is marinating, prepare the orange sauce so that it is ready when you need it later. Whisk together fresh squeezed orange juice, dark brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, orange zest, and optional sriracha sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon and carefully add it to the skillet. Stir-fry the chicken, over medium-high heat, for 5-7 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  • Add the orange sauce to the chicken and cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring often until the sauce has thickened.
  • Top with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired. Serve over rice or noodles.



Recipe updated from original in August 2014.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1358mg | Potassium: 762mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg