Air Fryer Orange Chicken

bowl of orange chicken served over rice

5 from 2 reviews

You are going to love how easy it is to make this delicious Air Fryer Orange Chicken recipe. Both kids and adults love this gooey chicken dish that is gluten-free, too!




  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch bite-sized pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add ¼ cup of arrowroot starch and use a spatula to coat the chicken.
  3. Place the chicken in the basket of your air fryer (see below for oven instructions) and cook for 15 minutes at 400°F.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. In a large saucepan, combine the orange juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, ground ginger, and fish sauce.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of arrowroot starch and turn the heat to medium.
  6. Let the mixture come to a simmer for about 2 minutes, and then turn off the heat. Cover the pot with a lid.
  7. When the chicken has finished cooking, transfer it to the saucepan with the sauce. Stir so the chicken is coated and serve immediately.


Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

*If you don’t have arrowroot starch, you can use cornstarch.

**If you don’t have coconut aminos, you can use reduced sodium tamari (gluten-free) or soy sauce (not gluten-free).

***If you don’t have fish sauce, just leave it out.

OVEN instructions: cook the chicken on a baking sheet for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees F. 

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