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Orange Chicken Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Noelle Tarr, NTP, CPT
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This orange chicken sauce recipe is sweet, tangy, and citrusy, and makes an incredible stir fry that tastes better than takeout! It’s easy to make at home, and contains fresh, healthy ingredients. Use it as a stir fry sauce, or toss it with chicken, beef, shrimp, or roasted cauliflower! 


  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice 
  • ¼ cup water 
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos 
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional for kick)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour + 2 tablespoon water


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the orange juice, water, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir until combined. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 2 minutes. 
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk the arrowroot and water together. Add the arrowroot mixture to the sauce and stir well. Simmer the sauce until it starts to thicken, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool. Toss with cooked chicken, beef, shrimp, or roasted cauliflower.
  4. If not using immediately, store it in the refrigerator in a sealable glass container for up to two weeks.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: orange chicken sauce recipe, orange sauce recipe, healthy orange chicken sauce, gluten free orange sauce, orange sauce




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