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Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken

Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken Recipe

Ditch the take out and try this easy one-pan Orange Ginger Chicken recipe at home. This spicy Mandarin chicken recipe starts with marinating chicken in an orange-based Mandarin sauce and then cooking it in a skillet. Served on rice, it is an easy dinner that will make your family ask for more.
Course Chicken
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 419kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed from 6-8 oranges
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ginger freshly shredded
  • 8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 medium 1 1/4 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup scallions green parts only, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds


  • In a glass bowl, whisk orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, 1-tablespoon olive oil, Sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and black pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour 1/3 of the mixture in the bag. Seal the bag and place it in the fridge. Let it marinade for an hour.
  • Heat 1-tablespoon olive oil on a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Remove chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.
  • Add chicken, in 2 batches, and cook each batch for 6-7 minutes. Place the cooked chicken on a clean plate. Set aside.
  • Pour the rest of the marinade into the now-empty skillet and cook until boiling over medium high heat.
  • In the mean time, whisk together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. It will be like a white paste. Whisk it into the marinade and let it boil for a minute.
  • Return chicken into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken registers 160 F when a thermometer is inserted in some of the pieces of chicken.
  • Serve it immediately over rice. Sprinkle it with scallions and black sesame seeds.


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg