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Air fryer orange chicken.
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Air Fryer Orange Chicken

This amazing, healthy air fryer orange chicken is made by coating crispy chicken bites with a sticky orange glaze. You’ll never want to order the takeaway version again!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, orange juice, sugar free
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap



Chicken pieces

Orange glaze


  • Dice chicken breast fillets into bite sized pieces. Toss them in 1 tablespoon cornflour until they are coated in a very thin layer.
  • Air fry the chicken pieces at 180 °C / 360 °F for about 7-10 minutes, or until the chicken pieces have cooked through completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the orange sauce by combining orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey in a small sauce pan or pot. Bring it to a simmer on medium heat, and leave it to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon cornflour with 1-2 tablespoon of the warm orange sauce in a small bowl, and stir until you have creted a lump free mixture. Then, add this to the sauce pan. Stir as the cornflour allows the sauce to thicken up to a sticky glaze. Remove the sauce from the heat.
  • Pour the orange glaze over the air fried chicken pieces, and stir to coat evenly. Serve the warm orange chicken immediately with your favorite side dishes.



You can store leftover air fried orange chicken in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the chicken for up to 6 months, however I find that frozen cooked chicken breast pieces tend to be on the dry side.
Leftover chicken and rice can be stored in convenient meal prep containers for easy future meals. Reheat the dish in a microwave until the food is hot throughout, and serve.

Top tips

Here are my top tips to make the perfect orange chicken:
  • Use high quality oranges and orange juice for the best results.
  • Be careful not to overcook your chicken. You might find that your air fryer cooks slightly faster or slower than suggested, so keep your eye on it!


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg