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4.95 from 17 votes
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Skillet Orange Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Ashley Fehr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
This Skillet Orange Chicken Recipe is so easy — it comes together in 30 minutes or less! Serve it with rice and steamed vegetables or salad and you have an easy weeknight meal and you didn’t even have to get takeout. This Orange Chicken has a crispy exterior and a sweet, tangy sauce that comes together all in one pan.
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ cubes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

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  1. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl and add 3 tablespoons corn starch, salt and pepper. Stir to coat.

  2. Heat a large pan over high heat and add oil (add more oil if needed to coat the bottom of your pan).

  3. Add chicken to the pan and cook over high heat, turning once, just until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Orange Chicken sauce. Whisk together the marmalade, juice, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, chicken broth and 2 tablespoons corn starch.

  5. Once chicken is browned, reduce heat to medium and add the sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F minimum), about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice as desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 232, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 1466mg, Potassium: 343mg, Carbohydrates: 40g, Sugar: 26g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 105%, Vitamin C: 18.3%, Calcium: 25%, Iron: 0.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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