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Orange Chicken (Air Fryer Version)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
If you're craving takeout, there's no need to pick up the phone with this recipe for Orange Chicken. It's made in about 30 minutes and is just as good (if not better) than ordering in.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Chicken, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 789 kcal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½- pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • Vegetable or canola oil
Orange Sauce:
  • 18- ounce orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • chopped scallions for garnish
  1. Set up a dredging station. Place ¼ cup of the flour into a zipper sealable plastic bag. Place the beaten eggs in a shallow pan. Place the remaining flour, panko breadcrumbs, salt and freshly ground black pepper in a second zipper sealable plastic bag.
  2. Working in batches, toss the chicken pieces in the flour first, then coat in the eggs and finally toss the chicken in the breadcrumbs until well coated.
  3. Generously spritz both sides of the coated chicken pieces with vegetable oil. Again, working in batches, air-fry the coated chicken at 425°F for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through the cooking process. (If you air fryer only goes up to 400°F, you may need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.)
  4. While the chicken is air-frying make the orange sauce on the stovetop. Combine the orange marmalade, soy sauce, ginger, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil on the stovetop, lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Set aside.
  5. When the chicken pieces are browned, place them in a bowl. Bring the sauce back up to a simmer and then pour it over the chicken, tossing gently to coat all the pieces well. Serve warm over rice with chopped scallions scattered on top.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Chicken (Air Fryer Version)
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)
Calories 789 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1444mg60%
Potassium 805mg23%
Carbohydrates 128g43%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 81g90%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.