Is your family a fan of Orange Chicken? Today I’m sharing this Quick Orange Chicken Recipe. It’s made in the skillet and uses a shortcut ingredient that puts this easy orange chicken dish on the table in 20 minutes.
20 Minute Orange Chicken Recipe:
Mmm, yummy, that looks good doesn’t it? My kiddos love Orange Chicken! It’s one of the few dishes they request all the time and I know they would be thrilled if I made this dish every week. They even make it a point to check the school lunch calendar, so they can be sure to not bring lunch on the days the school cafeteria serve orange chicken… This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.
You might think making Orange Chicken from scratch is too much work, especially if you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table, but I have a sneaky shortcut to whip up the yummiest orange chicken that everyone will love.
My secret is to use the Tyson® fully cooked Crispy Chicken Strips! Since the chicken prep is done, all you have to do is cook the rice and put together this quick sauce. The recipe does include dicing a bit of carrot and red bell pepper, but you could totally leave that out, it’s mainly for color.
Make sure you use the Tyson fully cooked chicken strips (they look like this), NOT the nuggets. While my kids do like the nuggets, they are not great in this particular recipe. You need all they extra batter in the chicken strips for the orange sauce to stick to and be absorbed.
Everyone really likes the Tyson® Crispy Chicken strips we get at Sam’s Club. These chicken strips are so versatile for quick dinners, plus they taste so good on their own. In fact they are so delicious, I can not buy them when I am trying to diet as they are impossible to resist, lol
A few questions I see over and over:
Can I make this Orange Chicken Recipe ahead of time?
You can make the sauce ahead of time, but I recommend not adding the sauce to the chicken until you are ready to serve.
Can I freeze this orange chicken?
I wouldn’t recommend it. It only takes a few minutes to make.
Can I just use cut up chicken breasts in this recipe?
You definitely can, it will be healthier and less calories, but then you will also be missing the delicious breading to absorb the orange sauce.
Can I double this Orange Chicken recipe?
Of course! If you are trying to stretch a dollar, I recommend doubling the sauce and then stretching the meal by adding broccoli and double the rice. (the sauce is amazing on the rice.)
Looks amazing doesn’t it?
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Is your family a fan of Orange Chicken? Today I’m sharing this quick and easy 20 Minute Orange Chicken Recipe that you can have on the table in a flash!
- 24 oz of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
- 1 tbsp Sesame oil
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh orange zest
- 2 cups orange juice (reserve just a bit to mix with cornstarch)
- 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- optional: pinch of red pepper flakes (Only add if you want a bit of heat.)
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- cooked rice
- Cook chicken strips according to package directions, set aside.
- In your largest skillet, over med-high heat, add oil and sauté carrots and bell peppers for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another minute or two.
- Add orange zest, juice, teriyaki, soy, sugar, salt red pepper to the skillet. Bring to a boil.
- Mix cornstarch with a bit of orange juice and add to pan, stirring in thoroughly.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 more minutes until the sauce has thickened.
- Chop some of the larger strips into more manageable sized pieces. Add chicken to the skillet and toss to coat.
Serve over rice and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.