This Healthy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry recipe is quick, easy to make, and bursting with bright citrus flavor. It makes an ideal dinner for busy weeknights, because it is ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Learn how to make homemade orange chicken with vegetables with this clean, gluten-free, and paleo recipe that tastes way better than takeout!
UPDATE: This post was originally published in August 2017 and has been updated to reflect new information and helpful content.
I am always trying to up my busy weeknight meal repertoire! I always find myself making the same few things on repeat! Gotta love the Chinese take-out fake-out faves for weeknights! This looks much less heavy and fried. YAY, for lightened up meals!
Hey Maria! Thanks so much! I have a few go-to dinner recipes that I make way more than others, so I am guilty of that as well! I try to avoid deep-frying as much I can, obviously because it is not healthy, but mainly because the idea of hot oil splashing scares the life out of me! Lol 🙂 Have a great week!!
I order the orange chicken everytime I go to Panda Express. I love all the vegetables in your orange chicken recipe because it makes it very healthy.
Hi Jenna! Thanks so much! ♡ I always try to add vegetables to dinner recipes whenever I can, to make everything more nutritious!
heather (delicious not gorgeous) says
i’m not a huge fan of take out orange chicken. i love fried things but i don’t reaaaaaly need my chicken to be fried in orange chicken, and the sauce is so sweet. this sounds much more up my alley, especially with the fresh orange (:
Hello Heather! Yeah you can get as much flavor (and way less fat) without deep-frying. The fresh orange makes all the difference, you can really taste it in the stir fry. And yeah I only add a little bit of honey because I don’t like my dishes to be too sweet either! 🙂
That is such a great recipe!Love the addition of orange and
honey to the sauce!
Hi Deepika! Thanks so much!! ♡
Your version of orange chicken sounds so much better that those sticky overly sweet ones we get in the restaurants. I made something similar today, just no orange 🙂
Hi Kankana! Thank you! Yeah I like to make restaurant-style dishes myself, so that way I know exactly what goes into it! 🙂