Healthier Orange Chicken


Randi Karlinsky MS, RDN, LDN, CHC

6 Servings | 40 Minutes


  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps Rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps Sugar
  • 1 Navel Orange (Zest entire fruit before slicing in half to use the juice.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Cut chicken into cubes and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg with salt & pepper. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour and cornstarch.
  4. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture followed by flour mixture. Make sure each piece is fully coated. Place chicken in a baking pan* and set aside. *I like using an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir cornstarch and water to then add to sauce for thickening.
  6. Set aside about 3-4 tablespoons of the sauce before pouring the rest over the chicken. Make sure chicken is fully coated before placing in the over. Cook about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Once the chicken is done, remove from the oven and use the extra sauce to top it off.
  8. Enjoy with steamed broccoli and brown rice!

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