Air Fryer Orange Chicken

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Why make orange chicken the usual way when you can make it in the orange chicken in the air fryer? This air fryer orange chicken is sweet, savory, and tangy. Best of all, it's gluten-free, and it cooks in 15 minutes. It's made with chicken breasts, cornstarch, seasonings, fresh orange zest and orange juice, garlic, and ginger. This air fryer chicken is delicious and loaded with orange flavor. Serve this air fryer orange chicken with rice for best results. 

How long does it take to cook frozen orange chicken in an air fryer?

It takes about 12 minutes to cook frozen orange chicken in the air fryer.   

Can you put raw chicken in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook raw chicken in the air fryer. Make sure you cook the chicken to a temperature of 165 °F, and the chicken will be perfectly delicious.  

Can diabetics eat orange chicken?

Orange chicken contains a lot of sugar which can raise blood sugar. Therefore, diabetics cannot eat orange chicken. However, since this orange chicken is made with sugar-free sweetener, diabetics can eat it.   

How many calories are in a fried chicken air fryer?

This air fryer orange chicken has 231 calories.   
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
4 persons


Orange Chicken:
Orange Sauce:


Orange Chicken:
Set the air fryer to 400 °F. Let it run for 5 minutes.  
Prepare air fryer
Place the chicken breasts into a bowl, sprinkle it with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and toss to combine.   
Prepare chicken breast with the seasonings
Add the cornstarch and toss to coat it in the cornstarch.   
Adding cornstarch to the chicken
Place the chicken breast into the air fryer basket and coat it with olive oil spray. Cook the chicken breast for 3–4 minutes.   
Cooking the chicken
Turn the chicken breast over and cook it for 5 minutes until it's golden brown.  
Turning the chicken
Orange Sauce:
Place the orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar substitute, maple syrup, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and onion powder in a small pot and stir to combine.    
Prepare orange chicken sauce
Place the orange sauce over medium-high heat and let it come to a boil. Cook the orange sauce for 4–5 minutes, stirring periodically until the sauce reduces.   
Cooking the orange sauce
Whisk the cornstarch and water together until combined. Whisk the cornstarch and water into the orange sauce and cook it for 1 minute until it thickens.   
adding cornstarch and cook until thickens
Remove the orange sauce from the heat and place it into a large bowl. Add the chicken breast and toss it to coat it in the orange sauce.   
Adding the chicken to the orange sauce
Place the orange chicken onto a serving platter, and serve it with rice. 
Serving the Air Fryer Orange Chicken

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