Air Fryer Orange Chicken Recipe

Naturally sweet air-fried orange chicken nuggets that are healthful, do not contain gluten, and adhere to the paleo diet. This supper meal with an Asian flavor profile can be prepared in only 15 minutes and is guaranteed to become a favorite in your household.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Ingredients (Chicken)Quantity
chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, cut into bite-size pieces3
arrowroot starch1 ½ Tbsp
Ingredients (Orange Sauce)Quantity
1 Tbsp arrowroot starch1 Tbsp
COLD water3 Tbsp
orange juice⅔ cup 
low sodium chicken broth¼ cup
low sodium soy sauce¼ cup
rice vinegar2 Tbsp
honey2 – 3 Tbsp
garlic cloves, minced2
fresh ginger, finely grated1 tsp
orange zest1 Tbsp
Salt and pepperto taste

Preparation for Air Fryer Orange Chicken

  1. Naturally sweet air-fried orange chicken nuggets that are healthful, do not contain gluten, and adhere to the paleo diet. This 15-minute workout is inspired by Asian culture. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss the chicken parts that have been cut into bite-sized pieces with arrowroot starch in a large basin designed for mixing.
  3. After the air fryer has reached the desired temperature, coat the chicken with cooking spray and place it in the basket of the appliance.
  4. Check to see that the components are separated from one another and are not overlapping. If your air fryer is on the smaller side, you may need to do this in two separate batches.
  5. Fry the chicken in an air fryer for eight to ten minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, whichever comes first.
  6. In the time it takes the chicken to cook, zest the orange and dissolve the arrowroot starch in the water. Place them one by one to the side.
  7. The fresh orange juice, chicken broth, low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger should then be added to a small saucepan that has been heated over medium-high heat. Bring the sauce to a boil over high heat.
  8. After the mixture has reached a boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and slowly whisk in the arrowroot starch water. When the sauce has reached the desired thickness, add the orange zest and continue to boil for another three to four minutes, whisking constantly.
  9. Taste the sauce very carefully, and make any necessary adjustments to the spices.
  10. After that, place the chicken nuggets that have been fried into the saucepan with the orange sauce. After giving it a little stir to coat it, remove it from the heat.
  11. Serve while still warm over a bed of rice with a serving of the vegetable of your choice on the side. This supper meal is superior than ordering takeout and is guaranteed to become a favorite among your loved ones.

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Nutritional Facts

Net carbs32g


I will never suggest a dish unless I really like it. You might also love to try making this dish at home. It has a natural sweetness, is quite tasty, and works well for families as well as food preparation.

I would rate it 4 out of 5. If you use this recipe, please leave a remark and rate it at the bottom of this page. Definitely a must try dish.

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