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Air Fried Orange Chicken with NO Sugar Added

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Air Fried Orange Chicken with NO Sugar Added

Ingredients for 5 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • Chicken
    • 1 3/4 lb chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 2 tsp black pepper
    • Pinch of sea salt
    • 1 cup flour (I used oat)
    • 4 egg whites
    • 2 cups panko
  • Sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
    • 1 1/2 tbsp orange zest
    • 1 tbsp ginger
    • 1/4 grated (no skin) apple, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot OR cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • Garnish
    • sesame seeds
    • green onion


Step 1

Set oven to 420F/216C or an air-fryer to 410F/210C.

Step 2

In a bowl, season small chicken pieces with pepper and a pinch of sea salt.

Step 3

Dip the chicken piece in the flour and shake off any excess. Dip it in the egg white and shake off any excess, then into the panko to cover. Place the chicken on a baking tray and repeat until all ingredients are used. Spray the chicken pieces with a little avocado or grapeseed or coconut oil beforehand to help them get crispy while cooking.

Bake or air-fry for 8 – 11 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 4

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce – NOT the arrowroot or cornstarch yet – and season to taste until you get it right for YOUR tastebuds.

Step 5

Set a carbon steel pan on medium heat and add the sauce.   When the sauce begins to slowly simmer, immediately add the “slushy” mixture of arrowroot and water to the pan and stir IMMEDIATELY so it doesnt clump.  Remove the pan from the heat so the sauce will cool and thicken some.

Step 6

Fold in the chicken and stir to coat all the pieces.

Step 7

Garnish and enjoy with your choice of rice/grain or even vegetables!

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Prep 10min
Cook 15min
Total 25min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!