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Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 416 kcal
  • 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
  1. Cube the chicken thighs into 1" - 2" pieces.

  2. Whisk the sauce ingrediants together in a small bowl.

  3. Preheat a large skillet or wok to a high heat.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the skillet or wok.

  5. Add half of the chicken and 2 tablespoons of the sauce.

  6. 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.

  7. Flip the pieces and cook the other side until browned and cooked through and no pink remains in the center.

  8. Remove the chicken from the pan.

  9. Repeat the process with the second tablespoon of oil, 2 more tablespoons of sauce, and the remaining chicken.

  10. Return all of the chicken to the skillet or wok and add the sauce.

  11. Simmer the sauce and chicken for 5-6 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly.

  12. Remove from the heat.

  13. Add the green onions, carrots, and cilantro and stir to combine.

  14. Serve with rice and garnish with additional green onion, carrot, and/or cilantro.

Recipe Notes

-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.

Nutrition Facts
Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 180mg60%
Sodium 1259mg55%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 404IU8%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.