Mandarin Chicken

Mandarin Chicken

Mandarin Chicken - This healthy Chinese recipe inspired by take out from Panda Express. Chicken breast chunks coated in a sweet/salty brown glaze made of orange juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • optional: sliced green onions, sesame seeds


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and the chicken. Stir the chicken to coat it in the oil. Let the chunks of chicken cook until they start to brown on a couple of sides, stirring occasionally (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. In the meantime, add the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, water, corn starch, and black pepper in a bowl. Stir or whisk until well combined and corn starch is dissolved.
  3. Pour the sauce over the browned chicken and stir to coat. Once sauce has come to a bubble, reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the chicken and sauce simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve hot. Sprinkle with optional green onions and/or sesame seeds.

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