Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe
This healthy oven baked orange chicken comes together faster than delivery or running to the nearest strip mall, and is way better for you.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 1" cubed
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup orange juice about half an orange
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
Preheat your oven to 450ºF and season your chicken with salt and pepper.
Transfer your chicken to a ziplock/plastic bag along with 2 tablespoons of corn starch and shake well. Arrange the chicken onto an oiled tray on a foil lined baking sheet.
Bake your chicken for 30 minutes at 450ºF, flipping once after 20 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water in a cup and stir into a smooth slurry.
Make your sauce by combining orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar. Add the corn starch slurry to it and bring to a boil, then take off the heat and stir until a smooth and glossy sauce forms. Set aside and relax with a glass of wine until the chicken is done.
When your chicken is crispy and brown, toss it in the sauce until everything is evenly coated. Top with sesame seeds and chopped green onions with a side of rice, and enjoy!
Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.1g | Protein: 33.9g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 14.1g