The most incredible Orange Chicken Stir Fry with pan seared, bite-sized chicken, red bell peppers, onion and a delicious sweet and savory sauce served over rice.
I’m a HUGE cookbook fan. Honestly, that’s one of the reasons I started my blog. I have a crazy cookbook obsession.
Actually, I’m obsessed with recipes in general. I love going to Barnes & Noble and checking out all the cookbooks and recipe magazines.
When I’m sitting in a waiting room? I’m all about reading the recipes in magazines. I just love them! If it’s my Birthday, of course my family buys me the latest cookbooks.
One of my favorite new recipes? This Orange Chicken Stir Fry!
It has pan seared chicken pieces, red bell peppers and red onion all cooked in a delicious sweet and savory sauce and then served over rice.
So easy to make, a family pleaser (my boys love it!) and it’s so flavorful.
Orange Chicken Stir Fry
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided
- 1 red bell pepper coarsely chopped
- 1/2 purple onion coarsely chopped
- 1 lb. chicken thighs boneless skinless, cut into bite-size pieces (I used chicken breasts)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Combine the chicken broth, orange marmalade, soy sauce, garlic powder and red pepper flakes in a small bowl, then whisk to combine. Set this aside for later.
- Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook the peppers and onions for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the pepper and onion from the pan and set aside.
- Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the wok or skillet and toss the bite-size pieces of chicken in the cornstarch, shaking off the excess.
- Add the chicken to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd the pan (I like to do this in two batches).
- Brown the chicken on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Once all the chicken is cooked, add the vegetables back to the pan, then stir in the sauce and heat it through until it bubbles and thickens.
- Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!
i love making foil wrapped fish + a big pan of roasted veg!
My favorite kind of recipe to make for dinner is any variation of tacos or burritos, quick and easy!
I love rice with my dinner too! I usually make Persian basmati rice
Pasta because of how excited my daughter gets about eating it. Plus it’s quick.
I love making either ethnic recipes for dinner or comfort food.
I like to make soup for supper, no matter what time of year.
theresa krier says
hi, i love making pizza for dinner, thanks
jessica z says
I like making spicy dishes for dinner, whether it is adding sriracha to a baked egg pizza or making some chile relenos!
I LOVE making breakfast for dinner, scrambled eggs and pancakes always taste better at night!
Kimberly B says
Love cooking comfort foods! Anything with mashed potatoes 🙂
I love cookbooks, too ! I take them to bed at night and read them ! OCD cookbook person here. Can’t wait to try this recipe – sounds delicious.
Kathy E. says
My favorite kind of dinner recipe is one that uses no more than 5 or 6 ingredients and can be on the table within 45 minutes. (Leftovers are a bonus for next day’s lunch!)
I love orange chicken!! I like it rather spicy, I love spicy dishes as well as savory!
Mexican or Chinese.
I love making soups for dinner. It is my ultimate comfort food!
Robin Christine says
My favorite kind of recipe is an easy recipe that I can actually get all of my boys to enjoy! Just last week I found a chicken pot pie recipe with a ton of veggies that was super quick and easy to make. The boys ate it right up! My kind of recipe!
Danielle from Tx says
Our family is into chicken thighs, cooked everyway possible. BBQ, baked, skillet fried…you name it we’ve done it!
Deborah (Deb) Harrington says
I’m a diabetic, therefore we use chicken, turkey, fish and oodles of veggies. Once a week we have a pizza!
Something quick, usually with chicken!
Things that are quick and involve meat! 😀
Usually, I eat soups and eggplant lasagna for dinner.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
That looks fantastic! I need to get my hands on one of these cookbooks for sure!
Looks like a yummy recipe…I’m definitely going to have to try. I Love orange chicken!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book too!
Susan Broughton says
We really enjoy Asian food. We do a lot of stir fries, they are delicious and fast.
Lyn M says
We just love Mexican food, I love trying new recipes
We all like tacos and burritos. Everyone kind of makes their own with what they want in it!
Tina W says
I love a dish that leaves me with leftovers that are easy to repurpose: like a nice pot roast or roasted chicken.
How much corn starch?
1/4 cup cornstarch. Thanks Gail!