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Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Air Fryer Orange Chicken is a quick and easy meal to get you out of the kitchen in less than 30 minutes. Better than takeout that's simple, easy, and delicious!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword air fried, air fryer, chicken, chinese, orange
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 237kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 egg beaten with a splash of water
  • ½ cup cornstarch

Orange Sauce

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • red pepper flakes to taste

Instructions

Chicken

  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray and set it aside.
  • Place the beaten egg in a large bowl and the cornstarch in another large bowl.
  • Dip the chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the egg to coat, then dredge in the cornstarch.
  • Then, place the coated chicken in the prepared air fryer and cook at 375 for 12-14 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown on the outside and registers 165F internal temp on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Allow the chicken to cool for 5 minutes before saucing-- this will help prevent it from getting soggy.

Orange Sauce (while the chicken cooks)

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken until it can coat the back of a spoon -- about 2 minutes of simmering.
  • Set aside to cool for at least five minutes before adding to the chicken.
  • Once the chicken and sauce have cooled slightly, add them both to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with green onion, parsley, and/or sesame seeds. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

I don’t usually have a problem with sticking in my air fryer, but if you do— line the air fryer basket with parchment paper liner MADE FOR AIR FRYERS WITH PERFORATIONS before you add the chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 20g | Sugar Alcohols: 21