Gluten Free Orange Chicken

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Gluten free orange chicken is a quick & easy recipe with the most delicious sauce! It’s healthy & more delicious than Chinese restaurant take out!

Gluten free orange chicken in bowl with diced scallions and chopsticks

My obsession with making Chinese food favorites gluten free started with this Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken recipe. It then continued on to Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken and this Gluten Free Orange Chicken.

Needless to say, if you’re gluten free, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite Chinese food favorites anymore!

Instead of battering the chicken in flour, I batter it in cornstarch. And instead of deep frying the chicken, I stir fry it on the stove. I use gluten free soy sauce to make the best orange sauce ever!

Out of all the recipes I’ve ever made on the blog, this is my brothers favorite recipe! The best part is, it’s made in just 29 minutes. It’s easy enough to whip up for dinner tonight!

Orange chicken in bowl with diced scallions and wood chopsticks

How to make Gluten Free Orange Chicken

In a medium bowl, combine fresh squeezed orange juice, white wine vinegar, gluten free soy sauce and sriracha. Add garlic, orange zest, ground ginger and brown sugar to make the orange sauce.

Add a whisked egg to a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, combine cornstarch and brown sugar. Place bite size chicken breast pieces in the whisked egg, then dip in the cornstarch mixture.

Add olive oil to large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces and pan fry for 5-7 minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 8 minutes.

Remove from the heat and garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds.

Gluten Free Orange Chicken Video

Watch how to make this orange chicken recipe on my web series “29 Minute Meals”!

Is General Tso’s Chicken the same as Orange Chicken?

While both Chinese chicken dishes are prepared similarly, the sauces are different. Orange sauce is sweeter and is not spicy. General Tso’s sauce is less sweet and more spicy.

What to serve with Orange Chicken

Chinese Orange Chicken is commonly served with white rice. For a low carb option, serve the chicken with Cauliflower Rice or serve it in lettuce wraps.

Steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, snap peas and cauliflower also make a great side to go with this orange chicken recipe.

What Chinese food is gluten free? 

Most Chinese food is not traditionally gluten free. But these recipes will help you easily make gluten free Chinese food at home!

Orange chicken in bowl topped with sliced scallions and sesame seeds, with wood chopsticks on the side of the bowl

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Gluten Free Orange Chicken

Gluten free orange chicken is a quick & easy recipe with the most delicious sauce that's healthy & more delicious than Chinese restaurant take out!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 789 kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced into large chunks
  • 1 egg whisked
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh green onions chopped – garnish
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sauce by combining the orange juice, white wine vinegar, gluten free soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, orange zest, ground ginger and ¼ cup brown sugar in a medium bowl.

  2. Set the sauce aside.
  3. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another shallow bowl with the cornstarch and 2 tbsp brown sugar.

  4. Place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the cornstarch mixture.
  5. Add the olive oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  6. When the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken.
  7. Cook 5-7 minutes, or until chicken begins to lightly brown.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  9. Reduce heat to low and cook 8-10 minutes.
  10. Serve with rice, vegetables or lettuce for wraps.
  11. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
Gluten free orange chicken is a quick & easy recipe with the most delicious sauce that's healthy & more delicious than Chinese restaurant take out!