Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

Author: Audrey Roberts

Recipe Link: Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

An easy recipe for gluten-free orange chicken. The perfect combination of a sweet and tangy orange sauce with crispy gluten-free chicken bites. This gluten-free dinner recipe is also dairy-free!

Testing the Recipe

For the test, I base it off of four factors:

  • Ingredients
  • Taste
  • Quality
  • Cooking Level

The ingredients were mostly ingredients that I would use to bake, therefore I had a lot of the ingredients already. The taste of the sauce is what made this recipes what it is. It is so sweet and savory, without being overwhelming. The quality of the beef and broccoli was great and I would say the cooking level is beginner. The author does a great job of explaining everything, she even included a video while cooking which helped me determine the sauce thickness.


  • Ingredients: 10 out of 10
  • Taste: 10 out of 10
  • Quality: 10 out of 10
  • Cooking Level: Beginner
  • Overall Rating: 10 out of 10

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is one of my top two favorite recipes with chicken. I personally am not the biggest fan of eating chicken, but this orange chicken recipe was really good. I did cook mine in my Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker under Saute since I do not own a Wok, it tasted the same.

Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

YIELD: 4 servings

COOK TIME: 20 minutes


TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes



  • 3 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch sized pieces
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Dry Coating Chicken:

  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch (I used Argo)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs, whisked

Orange Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (I used gluten-free minced ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup gluten-free rice vinegar or white vinegar (I used gluten-free rice vinegar, mild & sweet).
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water


  1. Combine the gluten-free flour, cornstarch, and ground ginger in a large plastic storage bag, (Think Shake and Bake). This is the easiest method, but you could also dredge the chicken pieces in a bowl.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch size pieces. I find the best way to get the best size pieces is to cut the chicken in half and then cut them once more in half.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Add chicken pieces to the egg and stir to fully coat the pieces.
  4. Place all of the chicken pieces in the plastic storage bag of the gluten-free flour mixture and seal the top of the bag. Keep turning over the bag until the chicken pieces are fully coated. Place in the refrigerator while the oil is heating up.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok, until 350°F.
  6. Carefully add the chicken pieces to hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, until light golden brown. You may need to cook the chicken in several batches depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the skillet.
  7. Remove the chicken pieces from hot oil to drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet or plate.
  8. Carefully pour the hot oil from the skillet into a heatproof bowl to cool off so you can dispose of it later (or save it for another frying recipe). Wipe the skillet out with a paper towel and return it to the stovetop.
  9. Either spray your skillet with a nonstick gluten-free cooking spray or put a little oil back into the skillet and set to it medium heat.
  10. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, garlic powder, and, ground ginger to the skillet and stir to combine. Add in the orange juice, stirring occasionally, until the sugars dissolved.
  11. Add in the gluten-free rice vinegar and gluten-free soy sauce, and stir to combine.
  12. Whisk together the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl to make a slurry. Add the cornstarch slurry to the skillet and stir. Cook the sauce until it looks like maple syrup consistency, stirring occasionally.
  13. Return the fried chicken pieces to the skillet and stir to evenly coat the chicken with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!
  14. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. Reheat leftovers in the microwave.

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