Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe

The original recipe comes from Savory Bites Recipe and you can find it here.


  • 5 Chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tsp of soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 a cup of flour - I used gluten free
  • Water as needed to achieve proper batter consistency
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 4 cups of water


  • 3 tbsp of orange juice
  • 1/4 of honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated
  • ginger grated to taste
  • 1 tbsp of orange zest
  • 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 1/2 tbsp of water


  • Preheat over to 400F
  • Cut up chicken and set aside
  • Blend eggs, soy sauce, flour, and cornstarch together.  Add in water as needed for smooth, but not runny consistency.  
  • Once combined add raw chicken and coat thoroughly
  • Add rice and water to pot and cook until boiling.  Turn heat off and place a lid over the pot.  Rice will continue to cook
  • Place coated chicken onto parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • place in over for approx. 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked
  • Mix orange juice, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and orange zest together.  Add in cornstarch/water mix
  • Add to pan and bring to a soft boil.
  • Chicken should be out of the over and cooked.  Add to pan with sauce and combine until all chicken is thoroughly coated.
  • Scoop rice into bowl and add orange chicken on top
  • SERVE!