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20 Best Orange Chicken Recipes to Make at Home

FEBRUARY 01, 2023
20 Best Orange Chicken Recipes to Make at Home
Craving take-out but don't want to leave your house? You're in luck! We've rounded up the best orange chicken recipes that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. From classic orange chicken to spicy orange chicken and even grilled orange chicken thighs, you're sure to find something that you can't wait to try. And the best part? All these recipes are easy to make and so much better than take-out. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking and enjoy the best orange chicken recipes!
The Recipe Critic

Honey Orange Glazed Chicken

Honey Orange Glazed Chicken combines delicious spices and a sweet and tangy honey orange glaze. This makes the perfect meal for your family and has amazing flavor!
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50 min
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$1.39
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Honey Orange Glazed Chicken
The Stay At Home Chef

Chinese Takeout Orange Chicken

This Orange Chicken Recipe brings Chinese takeout home! It's easy to make and oh so delicious to enjoy this takeout fakeout favorite in the comfort of your own kitchen.
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16,537
4,004
25 min
TOTAL TIME
330
CALORIES
$1.19
PER SERVING
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Chinese Takeout Orange Chicken
Dinner at the Zoo

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This slow cooker orange chicken is breaded chunks of chicken tossed in a sweet and savory Asian sauce and cooked in the crock pot. A take out copycat that's perfect for a busy weeknight!
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5,048
364
3 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
593
CALORIES
$1.36
PER SERVING
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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
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Easy Weeknight Recipes

Orange Chicken in the Instant Pot

This easy recipe for Orange Chicken in the Instant Pot features tender chicken in a zesty orange sauce made with real orange juice, fresh ginger, soy sauce, and sriracha.
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243
45 min
TOTAL TIME
366
CALORIES
$1.20
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Orange Chicken in the Instant Pot
I Wash You Dry

Orange Chicken

This crispy Orange Chicken Recipe is better than take out with a sweet and slightly spicy orange sauce.
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50 min
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449
CALORIES
$0.97
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Orange Chicken
Gluesticks

Restaurant Style Orange Chicken

Make restaurant style orange chicken at home! The sauce is made from orange marmalade, bbq sauce, soy sauce and water. Poured over crispy home-fried chicken bites. So delicious you won’t believe how simple it is.
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29
50 min
TOTAL TIME
534
CALORIES
$1.12
PER SERVING
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Restaurant Style Orange Chicken
Featured Recipe
Cooklist AI

Citrus-Glazed Orange Chicken

This scrumptious Citrus-Glazed Orange Chicken is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. Made with fresh oranges, ginger, garlic, and an easy homemade sauce, it will quickly become a family favorite. It serves 6 and makes a delicious meal paired with your favorite side dish.
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35 min
TOTAL TIME
348
CALORIES
$1.01
PER SERVING
Citrus-Glazed Orange Chicken
Directions
6 STEPS
1
In a mixing bowl, combine chicken cubes with cornstarch until evenly coated. Shake off excess cornstarch.
2
Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coated chicken cubes and cook until lightly golden on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a paper towel.
3
In a mixing bowl, zest oranges, add orange juice (discarding seeds), minced garlic, grated ginger, low-sodium soy sauce, and low-sodium barbecue sauce. Whisk to combine.
4
Pour sauce mixture into the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add cooked chicken and toss to coat.
5
Cook on medium heat until the sauce has thickened to desired consistency, about 10 minutes.
6
Remove chicken with a slotted spoon, place on a serving platter, and garnish with sliced green onions, if desired. Serve with a side of your choice, such as fried rice with cabbage, or cauliflower fried rice.
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Cooking Classy

Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken

A delicious take on orange chicken! Such a bright and delicious blend of sweet, tangy and smokey flavors. Its so easy to make and that glaze will leave everyone craving more. My whole family loved this chicken!
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3,220
63
30 min
TOTAL TIME
456
CALORIES
$1.04
PER SERVING
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Sticky Honey Orange Grilled Chicken
Whole and Heavenly Oven

Sheet Pan Orange Chicken with Rice + Broccoli

Insanely easy to prep and ready in only 40 minutes, this sheet pan orange chicken with rice and broccoli is packed with tons of citrus-y orange goodness and the ultimate hands-off dinner!
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40 min
TOTAL TIME
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CALORIES
$1.60
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Sheet Pan Orange Chicken with Rice + Broccoli
A Wicked Whisk

Homemade Spicy Orange Chicken

Homemade Spicy Orange Chicken is better than takeout and the BEST easy orange chicken recipe! Skillet cooked chicken coated in a sticky, tangy, spicy orange marmalade sauce and ready to serve in just 30 minutes makes this Chinese orange chicken a meal the whole family will love.
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25 min
TOTAL TIME
499
CALORIES
$1.44
PER SERVING
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Homemade Spicy Orange Chicken
Real Simple

Orange Chicken Stir-Fry With Rice Noodles

This orange chicken stir fry recipe might be better than takeout. Orange marmalade adds a citrus flavor that pairs well with the sweet and salty elements.
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1,202
130
30 min
TOTAL TIME
572
CALORIES
$2.58
PER SERVING
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Orange Chicken Stir-Fry With Rice Noodles
Simply Recipes

Chinese Orange Chicken

Get the best of Chinese Orange Chicken takeout at home! This recipe is loaded with sweet citrus flavors, sesame seeds, and scallions. It’s surprisingly easy to make. All you need is a large skillet. And don’t skip the orange zest in the sauce—it’s the most important piece!
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287
35 min
TOTAL TIME
953
CALORIES
$1.93
PER SERVING
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Chinese Orange Chicken
Air Fryer Eats

Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Air Fryer Orange Chicken is tangy, sweet, savory, and the ultimate Chinese take out copycat recipe. The air fryer makes cooking a delicious Orange Chicken meal easy!
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6,384
10
20 min
TOTAL TIME
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CALORIES
$0.97
PER SERVING
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Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Tasty

Original Orange Chicken By Panda Express Recipe by Tasty

Why order takeout when you can make your own orange chicken at home? This recipe features crispy chicken coated in a zesty orange sauce, and it's easy to make in your own kitchen!
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35 min
TOTAL TIME
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$3.86
PER SERVING
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Original Orange Chicken By Panda Express  Recipe by Tasty
Taste of Home

Sweet Chili & Orange Chicken

My husband loves this simple sweet chili chicken dish so much he often requests it when he comes home from deployment. The sweet chili sauce adds just the right amount of heat to the bright, citrusy sauce. —Jessica Eastman, Bremerton, Washington
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20 min
TOTAL TIME
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CALORIES
$1.14
PER SERVING
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Sweet Chili & Orange Chicken
I am a Food Blog

Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe

This healthy oven baked orange chicken comes together faster than delivery or running to the nearest strip mall, and is way better for you.
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28
35 min
TOTAL TIME
223
CALORIES
$0.48
PER SERVING
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Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe
Creme de la Crumb

Baked Orange Chicken

Sweet and spicy orange chicken baked in the oven!
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30 min
TOTAL TIME
400
CALORIES
$1.22
PER SERVING
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Baked Orange Chicken
Taste of Home

Grilled Orange Chicken Thighs

This orangey chicken was the first meal I served my future husband. I chose it because it's easy, but he thought it was amazing and gobbled it up. We were married three months later, so I guess it worked. —Leah Harvath, Heber City, Utah
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41
30 min
TOTAL TIME
430
CALORIES
$1.91
PER SERVING
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Grilled Orange Chicken Thighs
Just A Taste

Baked Orange Chicken Tenders

Orange chicken, meet chicken tenders. Chicken tenders, meet orange chicken. Now that we’re all BFFs, it’s time to combine these two culinary classics into a single family-friendly, finger-lickin’ favorite: Baked Orange Chicken Tenders!
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17
30 min
TOTAL TIME
665
CALORIES
$2.78
PER SERVING
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Baked Orange Chicken Tenders
Just a Taste

Quick Orange Chicken and Broccoli

Take on the takeout with an easy recipe for Quick Orange Chicken and Broccoli that will be on your table in 30 minutes or less.
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59
22 min
TOTAL TIME
491
CALORIES
$1.68
PER SERVING
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Quick Orange Chicken and Broccoli
Skinny Fitalicious

Healthy Orange Chicken

Healthy Orange Chicken is a simple, low calorie version of your favorite takeout meal. This lighter meal is made with real food and gluten free.
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1
45 min
TOTAL TIME
329
CALORIES
$2.99
PER SERVING
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Healthy Orange Chicken
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