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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450ºF and season your chicken with salt and pepper.
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • 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.
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Bake your chicken for 30 minutes at 450ºF, flipping once after 20 minutes.
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • 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.
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • 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.
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • 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!
    An Easy & Healthy Oven Baked Orange Chicken Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Nutrition

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