½ lb chicken thighs
Salt & pepper to taste
¼ cup cornstarch
½ cup orange juice (~1-2 oranges)
Zest of 1 orange
¼ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
½ tablespoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
Sliced green onions and roasted sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)
2 tbsp Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season diced chicken with salt and pepper, then coat each piece with cornstarch by tossing in a bowl until fully covered. Drizzle with olive oil and toss again for even coating.
    Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  3. Air fry the chicken for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine orange juice, orange zest, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced ginger, and minced garlic.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to the saucepan over medium heat. Coat the chicken pieces thoroughly with the orange sauce, ensuring each piece is fully covered.
  6. Allow the chicken to simmer in the sauce for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the chicken evenly.
  7. Garnish the orange chicken with sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Serve the orange chicken hot with rice on the side!