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Easy Healthy Sesame Orange Chicken

This Easy Healthier Sesame Orange Chicken is the perfect Asian-inspired weeknight meal that's better than take-out and a healthy choice for the whole family! Make it in 15 minutes or less! 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Dairy-free, Healthy, Lunch, Weeknight Meal
Keyword Easy Healthy Sesame Orange Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 251kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 2 medium chicken breasts, cut into small cubes (about 1 inch by 1 inch)
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (substitute 1 tablespoon cornstarch for gluten-free option)
  • a pinch each of sea salt and pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds and/or thinly sliced green onions for garnish


  • Add the chicken breast cubes to a medium bowl along with the cornstarch and flour (and salt and pepper, if using). Stir to coat. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and while it's heating whisk together the orange juice, marmalade, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
  • Once the skillet has heated, add the oils and then the chicken coated in the cornstarch and flour.
  • Brown the chicken in the skillet until each side is crispy and golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Pour the orange juice mixture over the chicken in the hot skillet and toss the chicken in the sauce until it thickens.
  • Serve over rice with a side of steamed veggies.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds (if desired).



Feel free to use more cornstarch in place of the all purpose flour if you stick to a gluten-free diet. The added flour helps the chicken get extra crispy, but it's not necessary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg