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Vegan orange chicken in a white bowl with green chopsticks

Vegan Orange Chicken

Vegan Orange Chicken is a delicious take on Panda Express Orange Chicken. It is an easy tofu recipe that your entire family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, Orange Tofu, vegan orange chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 267kcal
Author Cindy Gordon


  • 1 c fresh orange juice
  • 1 T orange zest
  • 5 T coconut aminos
  • 1 T fresh ginger grated or diced
  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2-3 T oil
  • 1 c red bell pepper deseeded and diced (Optional)
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 c cooked rice
  • sesame seeds or green onions for garnish


  • Start by pressing your tofu for at least 10 minutes using the EZ Tofu Press.
  • Then dice your tofu into bite sized pieces and set aside.
  • Combine fresh orange juice, orange zest, coconut aminos and ginger. Stir to combine.
  • Put tofu bites and orange juice mixture into a bag. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 1-2 T of oil in a pan over medium heat. Remove tofu from marinade. Fry tofu for 2 minutes, add in (Optional) diced bell pepper. Saute until tofu is golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil and add in cornstarch. Stir to thicken. Once liquid begins to thicken remove from heat.
  • Add orange sauce to the tofu pan. Stir to coat.
  • Divide rice among 4 plates. Top with orange tofu and bell peppers.  Garnish with green onions or sesame seeds.
  • ENJOY!


Does this orange tofu recipe reheat well?

Yes, it does! Because it reheats so well, it makes it a great recipe for meal prepping! Prep a double batch, divide into containers and have it for lunch all week long! Your belly will thank you!

Can I use soy sauce for this crispy orange tofu recipe?

In this recipe I used a coconut amino instead of soy sauce. I have been trying to switch over to coconut aminos to take advantage of their benefits. You can most certainly use soy sauce. If you are gluten-free be sure to use a GF soy sauce!


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 49.6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.5mg