Recipe courtesy of Derek Heim

Orange Chicken Stir fry

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 38 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 8 min
  • Cook: 10 min


3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast

3 tablespoons favorite spices (garlic, ginger, onion powder, etc.)

1/2 cup olive oil, plus 1/4 cup

1 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon dry sherry

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 orange, zested, plus extra for garnish

1/4 cup broccoli flowerets

1/4 cup sliced onion

1/4 cup 1/4-inch cut carrots

1/4 cup 1/4-inch cut peppers (chef's choice), green, red or yellow, cut into chunks

1/4 cup 1/4-inch cut yellow squash

1/4 cup 1/4-inch cut zucchini

1/4 cup snow peas

1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

1/4 cup baby corn

1/4 cup 1/4-inch cut bok choy

2 cups cooked rice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Freshly chopped herbs

Orange slices, for garnish


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Marinate with favorite spices and 1/2 cup olive oil overnight in the refrigerator. Set aside.
  2. For sauce, stir together orange juice, cornstarch, sherry, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and orange zest. Set aside. Preheat wok and add 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat. Stir-fry chicken until no longer pink, quickly moving it through the wok. Add broccoli, onions, carrots, peppers, squash and zucchini and cook until al dente. Add snow peas, mushrooms, baby corn, bok choy and do the same. Stir sauce; add to center of the wok. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir all ingredients and coat with sauce. Season, to taste. Serve immediately over rice and garnish with fresh herbs, orange zest or orange slices.
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9 Reviews


GOOD SAUCE! although I changed it slightly to accomadate what I had in the house. I didn't have red pepper flakes, so I used cayenne, about 1/4 tsp. ( I have toddlers eating with us Added a TBSP of teryaki sauce and 1 TBSP of rice wine vinegar. I also didn't add the ginger, since mine had mold on it. :( I used fresh broccoli and a frozen mix of stir fry veggies. Served on top of rice. With egg rolls on the side. VERY YUMMY!! (Also marinated my chicken with soy sauce, teryaki and salt and pepper for about 1 hour. Toddlers, Hubby and I all finished our plates! I will definately make again.

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