Orange Chicken Stir Fry

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Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Making a good stir fry is a staple at my house! With it being the new year, I have been trying to make favorite recipes lighter by replacing just a few ingredients with ones better for me. A clinical study that showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Once I heard about the study, I knew it was time to switch and give it a go in my next stir fry.

Healthy Orange Chicken

Along with subbing in Mazola® Corn Oil to cook the chicken, I decided to make a homemade orange sauce that would be a whole lot better for you than the popular variety made from orange marmalade and barbecue sauce! I would be subbing the both of those ingredients out for freshly squeezed orange juice, honey, and light soy sauce, perfect on not only chicken but broccoli and asparagus too! These 3 substitutions help cut out extra sugar and sodium.  This meal is a great way to get more veggies into your diet!

To get everything I needed, I popped over to my local grocery store. Mazola® Corn Oil is available nationwide and is cholesterol free. My favorite part about corn oil is that it is also flavor-free so it doesn’t over power the fabulous meal you are making with it!

Tips on orange chicken stir fry recipe

  • If you have a wok, pull it out and make this recipe in it! If you don’t, feel free to using a large frying pan instead.
  • Use low sodium soy sauce to cut a bit of sodium.

Yield: 4

Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Orange Chicken Stir Fry - A lighter twist on a take out favorite! Chicken and veggies tossed in a delicious homemade orange sauce!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Orange Sauce

  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

Chicken and Veggies

  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups asparagus, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli

Toppings (optional)

  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds


  1. In a large frying pan or wok, heat oil over medium-high.  Season chicken with salt and pepper before placing in the pan.  Cook until the chicken is cooked through (should be about 5-8 minutes), stirring occasionally.  Once chicken is nearly done, add in broccoli and asparagus.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Whisk until well combined.
  3. Cover chicken and veggies with sauce and serve with green onions and sesame seeds on top.

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  • Reply
    February 21, 2018 at 12:22 am

    What a great idea of making Chinese food at home and this orange chicken looks better than take out and with real orange juice. Yummy! Thanks for your participation on this shop.

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    February 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

    We love stir fries!! You can make so many variations with a few veggies and a protein. I like the combination of chicken and orange very springlike and fresh. In fact, I have the ingredients right now and this has given me an idea for tonight.

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    February 21, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I’ve never liked the sticky, overly sweet Orange Chicken .. but this one? Oh yes! Just my kind of dish!

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    Sandra Shaffer
    February 22, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    This is way better than the restaurant version and much more economical too! Make this for my son and he loved it!

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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    February 23, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I love making Asian stir fries at home and orange chicken is one of my favorites! Your recipe sounds so fresh and healthy and looks delicious!

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    February 23, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    This was so much better than the normal orange sauce I make! The honey and orange juice worked perfectly !

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    debi at Life Currents
    February 23, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Orange chicken is one of my husband’s favorites, and this one rocks! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

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    Michaela Kenkel
    February 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Chinese “take out fake out” at it’s best!! Love that you are showing us how to make these favorites right at home!! Thanks so much!

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    February 26, 2018 at 11:40 am

    This is so mouth-watering! SO much better than take-out!! I can see this on my weekly menu!

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    Debra C.
    February 26, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    I love orange chicken but have never made it home! Your swaps are great too, keeping it healthier is so much smarter

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    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    March 1, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I’ve already pinned this, and am definitely looking forward to making it!!

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