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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Orange Chicken

Juicy baked chicken coated in a delicious orange sauce. The perfect weeknight meal in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Healthy Orange Chicken, Orange Chicken, Asian Orange Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 253kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, coat with olive oil, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Bake the chicken for 10-14 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees f.
  • While the chicken cooks, add the ginger garlic paste, red crushed pepper, orange zest, orange juice, chicken stock, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until nicely thickened.
  • Place the cooked chicken into the skillet and coat with the orange sauce.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions, if desired.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!



  • Double the sauce recipe if you like it extra saucy. 


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 485mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg