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Baked Orange Chicken

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Embark, on an adventure with this recipe for Baked Orange Chicken, which blends traditional Chinese flavors with a modern and healthful twist. Picture juicy and tender chicken pieces, each coated in a crispy panko crust that is baked to perfection of being fried. These delightful morsels are then well smothered in an orange sauce offering a harmony of sweet and tangy flavors with just a hint of spicy warmth from ginger and garlic. It’s the choice for anyone looking to relish a notable variation, on a prized classic.



1 c Panko Breadcrumbs

2 lb Chicken Thighs, boneless skinless

2 Large Eggs, beaten

1/2 c Flour

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil, divided

1 1/2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced

2 tsp Garlic, minced

1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

1 tbsp Cornstarch

2 tbsp Rice Wine (white wine works too)

1/4 c Orange Juice, from the orange

1 tsp Sesame Oil

3 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce

10 tbsp Sugar

10 tbsp White Vinegar

Zest of 1 Orange


Preheat your oven to 400°F. Use a food processor to finely process the panko breadcrumbs.

Prepare Coating Stations: Get four bowls, for the panko breadcrumbs, chicken chunks, beaten eggs and flour.

Take each piece of chicken. Coat it first in flour then in beaten egg. Finally roll it in the panko breadcrumbs. Place the chicken on a baking sheet.

Spray or brush some oil onto the chicken pieces. Put them in the oven. Bake for around 20 to 25 minutes.

Prepare the Sauce: While the chicken is baking, heat a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan. Add ginger, garlic and red pepper to cook until they become fragrant. Then add all remaining sauce ingredients. Let it boil until it thickens.

Once the chicken is baked to perfection toss it gently in the sauce. Serve your Baked Orange Chicken while it’s still hot.


Converting this Baked Orange Chicken into a gluten-free treat is really easy so everyone can enjoy its delicious flavors. Just switch out the panko breadcrumbs, with a gluten-free version. They’re just, as crispy and satisfying. Then substitute the all-purpose flour with your gluten-free flour blend. It works perfectly for coating the chicken. When it comes to the sauce make sure your soy sauce is certified gluten-free many brands offer sauce as a fantastic gluten-free alternative. Lastly double check your rice wine and other ingredients to ensure there’s no hidden gluten present.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes