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Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 416kcal


  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped


  • 3/4 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Cube the chicken thighs into 1" - 2" pieces.
  • Whisk the sauce ingrediants together in a small bowl.
  • Preheat a large skillet or wok to a high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the skillet or wok.
  • Add half of the chicken and 2 tablespoons of the sauce.
  • Spread the chicken out in the pan and cook without disturbing it for 3-4 minutes or until one side begins to brown and caramelize.
  • Flip the pieces and cook the other side until browned and cooked through and no pink remains in the center.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan.
  • Repeat the process with the second tablespoon of oil, 2 more tablespoons of sauce, and the remaining chicken.
  • Return all of the chicken to the skillet or wok and add the sauce.
  • Simmer the sauce and chicken for 5-6 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add the green onions, carrots, and cilantro and stir to combine.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with additional green onion, carrot, and/or cilantro.


-Stir Fry happens quickly!  Make sure all of the ingredients and sauce is prepared before starting to cook.
-The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1259mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg