This is a recipe for several ways to cook orange chicken. I have included the skillet, crock pot and instant pot version (pressure cooker) recipe, so you can choose the one that works best for you. I hope you enjoy these recipes and always remember, as mentioned before, if you like it, you can cook it! And if you don’t like it, change it!

For a quick and easy recipe, there is nothing better than a classic orange chicken recipe. We’ve included three versions of the orange chicken recipe that you can make on your own, or you can order it from us.

As the weather gets warmer, I’ll be spending more time in the kitchen. This week, I’m going to share with you a recipe for an easy orange chicken, which is just the right mixture of spicy.

Orange Chicken: This chicken recipe is simple to prepare and is often seen in Chinese restaurants. It takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Crisp on the exterior and sweet and tangy on the interior, it’s packed with flavor. Enjoy your evening dinner with friends and family by serving this delicious orange chicken dish with steamed veggies, rice, or salad.

The vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce will give you a salty, sweet, and sour taste, while the ginger, garlic, and onion will give you a different flavor.

What Is the Best Way to Make Orange Chicken?

I deep fried the chicken in my Easy Orange Chicken dish, but if you want to save calories, you may cook it in a skillet with less oil. It’s entirely up to you whether you deep fried it for additional crispiness or pan cook it.


What Is the Best Way to Make Orange Chicken Sauce?

The key component in this dish that makes it so delicious is orange sauce! It’s very simple to create. Soy sauce, sesame oil, crushed red pepper vinegar, sugar, and orange zest are the main ingredients.

I am certain that everyone in your family will like this dish once you prepare it! Your family member will want you to prepare this dish again and again after the first taste. It’s really delicious!


Crockpot Recipe for Orange Chicken


  • 1 1/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • a third of a cup of orange marmalade (if not available, use apricot preserves)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (rice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • season with salt and pepper to taste
  • a quarter cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)
  • As a Topping
  • 2 teaspoons sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, roasted


  1. Combine the chicken pieces, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a mixing dish. Mix well until everything is fully mixed.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil, and cook the chicken in batches for 3-4 minutes each side or until browned.
  3. Cook the chicken in a slow cooker (4-6 quarts suggested) that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, orange marmalade, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and garlic.
  5. Pour the sauce into the saucepan over the chicken and swirl to mix.
  6. Cook for 3-4 hours on LOW or 2 hours on HIGH.
  7. Toss with sesame seeds, toasted and green onions before serving.
  8. Serve with a side of steaming rice.

(Note: if the sauce does not thicken to your liking, create a slurry with 1 tsp cornstarch and 1 tbsp cold water and simmer for another 30 minutes.)

If you want more sauce, double the sauce ingredients.


How to Make Orange Chicken in an Instant Pot

See down for the pan version. Now is the time to prepare your IP and begin cooking. (If you’re not sure which one to get, see here.)


  • 1.5 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • avocado oil (three tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • To make the sauce, combine the following ingredients.
  • 1/2 gallon orange juice (1 medium orange)
  • coconut aminos, 1/3 cup
  • apple cider vinegar, 2 tblsp.
  • a half-cup of orange zest (1 medium orange)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes, to taste
  • to taste with salt and black pepper
  • Optional thickening of the sauce:
  • 1/2 teaspoon of water
  • Whole30: 1/2 tsp xanthan gum OR arrowroot starch
  • Toppings:
  • thinly sliced green onion
  • Seeds of sesame


  1. Set aside the chicken after seasoning it with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients and put aside.
  3. Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Allow the oil to heat up a bit. 3-4 minutes on each side, sear the chicken in batches until lightly browned (place the browned chicken on a paper-towel-lined plate). Once all of the chicken has been browned, return it to the saucepan and pour the sauce on top.
  4. Close the lid and set the timer for 3 minutes on MANUAL mode, then let it naturally release for 10 minutes.
  5. Press the OFF button, then the SAUTE button, after opening the lid.
  6. To thicken the sauce, combine the arrowroot starch or xanthan gum with water and whisk it into the saucepan. Allow the sauce to thicken and boil.
  7. Serve the chicken over zoodles or cauliflower rice, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.


What Should You Serve with Orange Chicken?

You may serve your orange chicken with rice or fried rice, but be sure to use long grain basmati rice for added flavor, and if you’re on a low carb diet, cauliflower rice can be substituted for fried rice.


Still famished Here are some chicken dishes to try:

Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken: This dish is simple to prepare and is often served in Chinese restaurants. It’s full of taste, crispy on the surface and sweet and tangy on the interior.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

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For Sauce

    • rice vinegar, 1/3 cup
    • 2 1/2 TBS SOYA SAUCE
    • 1/2 gallon of water
    • orange juice (two teaspoons)
    • a quarter cup of lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • a quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes
    • a third of a cup of cornstarch
    • 2 tblsp. green onion, chopped
    • a couple of teaspoons of water

Chicken Recipes

  • salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • a quarter teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • toasted sesame seeds


  1. Pour orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, 1 1/2 cups water, and soy sauce into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Combine the orange zest, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, diced onion, and red pepper flakes in a large mixing bowl. Bring to a boil, then set aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours after pouring 1 cup of sauce over the chicken pieces.
  3. Combine the salt, flour, and pepper in a separate bowl and toss the marinated chicken pieces in it to coat.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and brown the chicken pieces on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.
  5. Add the sauce to the pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. To make a cornstarch mixture, combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a mixing bowl and pour into the sauce. Cook, stirring periodically, for approximately 5 minutes after adding the chicken pieces.
  6. In a frying pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds for 30 seconds, shaking the pan regularly.
  7. Serve with cauliflower rice or steaming rice and sesame seeds on top.


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