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.

5 from 10 votes

Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Orange Chicken Stir Fry - A healthy spin on classic takeout orange chicken! Chicken, broccoli, and asparagus cooked together and topped with an incredible orange sauce. Easy to make and oh so delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegr
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups asparagus
  • 2 cups broccoli


  1. In a large frying pan or wok, heat corn 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, including Mazola® Corn Oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Cover chicken and veggies with sauce and serving topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

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    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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