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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.
- 1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
- Olive oil spray
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 1/2 cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 5 tablespoons Brown Sugar Substitute
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Grated Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Grated Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 tablespoon Cold Water
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
Place the chicken breasts into a bowl, sprinkle it with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and toss to combine.
Add the cornstarch and toss to coat it in the cornstarch.
Place the chicken breast into the air fryer basket and coat it with olive oil spray. Cook the chicken breast for 3–4 minutes.
Turn the chicken breast over and cook it for 5 minutes until it's golden brown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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