Turn Just Bare Chicken Nuggets Into Orange Chicken 20 Min Recipe

Delicious homemade sweet and tangy orange sauce, combined with crispy Just Bare chicken chunks for 20 min Orange Chicken!

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You Will Need:

– Frozen all-white meat nuggets (Just Bare Chicken Chunks) – Orange juice – Brown sugar – Soy sauce (liquid aminos or tamari sauce) – Rice vinegar – Minced ginger – Minced garlic – Orange zest – Black pepper – Red pepper chili flakes (optional) – Corn starch slurry – Green onions, sliced (optional) – Sesame seeds (optional)

Pre Heat


Preheat air fryer to 350°for 2-3 minutes. Place frozen nuggets in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Air Frying Time


Set the cooking time to 10 minutes.

Air Fry


Flip or shake the nuggets halfway through cooking. This ensures that all sides get crispy and cooked evenly.

Baking Instructions


To Bake follow package instructions: Bake at 375° for 23 minutes.

Orange Sauce


Combine in a medium saucepan the orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced ginger, minced garlic, orange zest, black pepper, and red chili flakes.

Orange Sauce


Whisk all the ingredients together, heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil. Add the cornstarch slurry mixture to the pan and whisk until the sauce thickens.



Place the crispy cooked chicken in a bowl and pour over the sauce a little at a time and using a fork toss the chicken to coat evenly.


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