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A serving of gluten-free orange chicken on top of white rice with a sprinkling of sliced green onions.

Easy Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make your own delicious gluten-free orange chicken at home with this easy recipe and simple ingredients. 



2 lbs chicken breasts or chicken thighs, boneless
3 eggs
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup of avocado oil or olive oil
Orange Sauce
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar or white vinegar
3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons cornstarch
zest of 1 orange
one bunch green onions, sliced


  • Cut the chicken: Start by cutting the chicken into 1-inch pieces. 
  • Eggs: In a large bowl beat the eggs.
  • Flour Mix: In another bowl combine the cornstarch, gluten-free flour, and salt. 
  • Fry: Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken pieces to the egg mixture and toss to coat. Next, dredge the chicken through the gluten-free flour mixture. Place breaded chicken pieces in the skillet, don’t crowd. You’ll need to fry them in batches. Fry 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. You may need to add a little oil to the skillet in between batches.
  • Orange Sauce: In a medium-sized pan heat the orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir into sauce and cook for another 5 minutes then remove from heat. Add in orange zest.
  • Coat the chicken: Toss the chicken with the orange sauce.
  • Serve orange chicken over rice and drizzle with extra sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions. For a little more heat sprinkle with red pepper flakes.