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Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Get ready for a tantalizing taste explosion with this Air Fryer Orange Chicken recipe! Tender chicken bites coated in a sticky, sweet, and tangy orange sauce.  Your taste buds are in for a treat!

Total Time
50 mins
Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 1lb
    chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup
    corn starch
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tbs
    orange zest
  • 1/2 cup
    Juice from one orange
  • 1 tbs
    brown sugar
  • 1 tbs
    rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs
    soy sauce
  • 1 tbs
    Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger miced
  • 1
    garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1 tbs
  • 2 tbs
    vegetabel oil for brushing
  • 1 cup

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 mins
  • Cooking Time
    25 mins


  1. Place eggs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and garlic powder.
  2. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the cornstarch mixture, then a second time in the cornstarch mixture again so that it is completely coated.
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes to 400 degrees F.
  4. Brush the chicken with the vegetable oil on both sides. Cook for 5 minutes on one side flip the chicken pieces over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees. Repeat with the rest of the chicken. Set aside.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, combine the orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic, in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture on medium low heat for 5 minutes. In a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Add this into the orange sauce and cook for 3 minutes until thickened.
  6. Toss the sauce and chicken together to fully coat the chicken. Serve with cooked rice.
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