Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Did you get an Air Fryer for Christmas? Try this super easy Orange Chicken which takes just 10 minutes in the air fryer, which allows the meat to cook through and the cornstarch coating to crisp up.


  • 2 lb Diced Chicken Breast 
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 30g all-purpose flour
  • 60g plus 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 120ml Fresh orange juice 
  • 20g packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • Sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds, for serving



Step 1

In a medium bowl, pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and black pepper. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs to blend. In another shallow bowl, whisk flour and the cup cornstarch. Coat chicken in egg, then toss to coat in flour mixture, shaking off any excess.


Step 2

Coat an air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Working in batches, arrange chicken in a single layer in basket; spray chicken with cooking spray. Cook at 400°, tossing halfway through and spraying with cooking spray, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a clean large bowl.


Step 3

In a measuring cup, whisk orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and remaining 1 tbsp. cornstarch.


Step 4

Coat a small pot with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Cook garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add orange juice mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Add oil and stir to combine.


Step 5

Pour orange sauce over chicken and toss to coat. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.