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skillet with chicken bites in orange sauce and topped with sesame seeds and green onions


Katerina | Diethood
Bite-sized tender chicken lightly sauteed and coated in a sticky Asian-inspired orange sauce with sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds, for garnish, optional
  • sliced green onions, for garnish


  • In a saucepan, combine orange juice, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, oil, garlic, and ground ginger.
  • Whisk together; set over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Decrease to medium-high and continue to boil for 10 to 12 minutes, or until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat; whisk in orange zest and set aside.
  • In the meantime, cut chicken breasts into cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add chicken cubes to the heated oil and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Pour in the orange sauce; bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Prepare slurry by combining cornstarch and water in a small bowl; whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Add slurry to the skillet and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute, or until sauce is thickened. If you'd like a thicker sauce, use 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water.
  • Remove skillet from heat.
  • Transfer chicken bites to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions; serve over rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice, etc...


  • To lower carbs and calories, you can try using Yacon Syrup in place of Honey.


Calories: 283 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 619 mg | Potassium: 555 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 17 g | Vitamin A: 132 IU | Vitamin C: 28 mg | Calcium: 18 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 19 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: boneless skinless chicken thigh recipes, chicken bites, orange chicken recipe, panda express copycat