Air Fryer Crispy Orange Chicken 

Makes: 4 -6 servings


For the Marinade 

  • 1/2 cup (250ml) Florida Orange Juice 
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 
  • 1 pound (454 grams) boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 

For the Coating 

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons oil  

For the Orange Sauce 

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Florida Orange Juice 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 
  • 3 tablespoons water  
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 

For Topping:  

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds  
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced 


Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
15 minutes20 minutes35 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes includes marinating time.

  1. In a large bowl, combine orange juice, soy sauce, ginger and chicken pieces. Cover and marinate for 2 hours, or minimum 30 minutes in the fridge. 
  1. Combine flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. 
  1. Remove chicken from marinade, working with a few pieces of chicken at a time, dredge in cornstarch mixture, followed by egg, and then back into cornstarch mixture to coat. Place on a large plate, and drizzle with oil to dampen the coating so it will become crisp.  
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400ºF. Working in batches, arrange chicken in a single layer in air fryer. 
  1. Cook for 4 minutes, flip chicken over, and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Chicken should be golden, with internal temperature reading 165ºF on an instant read thermometer. Place in a large bowl. 
  1. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Set aside.  
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine orange juice, soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, chill paste, garlic, and ginger. Bring to a boil.  
  1. Stir in cornstarch slurry until thickened. Remove from heat. 
  1. Pour orange sauce over chicken and toss to coat. Serve chicken topped with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.