Citrus Glazed Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

citrus glazed chicken
Need a quick and easy recipe for chicken, that packs a lot of flavor, but is low in calories? Try this tangy  Citrus Glazed Chicken Stir Fry.  The stir fry gets a big dose of flavor from the triple citrusy punch of orange, lemon and lime.  While it works fine as an Asian dish, this one is designed for those cooks who do not have a pantry well stocked, for that cuisine. I’ve skipped a lot of the typical ingredients I would use in an Asian chicken stir fry, in favor of leaving the tangy citrus flavors unmuddled, to play center stage.  Perhaps, I should follow the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) rule more often, I really enjoyed this simple recipe.

This easy chicken stir fry is shown served over a vegetable wheat bulgur, but rice and steamed vegetables would work just as well.  Due to the vibrant flavor of the sauce, I would be hesitant to add much in the way of vegetables right in the glaze, other than perhaps a bit of onion or pepper.

Citrus Glazed Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 183
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 28
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian, Stir Fry
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Cook time: 
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  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 lb of chicken breasts (sliced into narrow strips)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • **optional*** 2 tsp Sambal Oelek chili paste (or ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes)
  1. Whisk together the sauce ingredients, and set aside.
  2. Put oil on non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Once hot stir fry the chicken until outside is cooked, add the sauce.
  4. Stir over heat for about 2 minutes, until glaze forms.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.

citrus glazed chicken stir fry


  1. says

    this looks so good! And I’m loving these photos – awesome job :)

  2. says

    Hey, wanna come over? :) This looks better than Chinese takeout by miles!

  3. says

    Stir Fry is one of my favorite dishes to make. I’ve never made it with a citrus flavor so I’ll have to try this next time.

  4. says

    This looks absolutely delicious and totally doable. My husband is always looking for easy stir fry recipes and I think we can manage this one. Thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    That looks so delicious. Chicken is my favorite and I am always looking for more recipes to try!

  6. Traci says

    I tried this tonight, but I couldn’t get the sauce to turn into a glaze :(

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Sorry to hear that Traci.

      The corn starch (with a little help from the honey) are the ingredients in this that thicken the sauce. It won’t help for this meal, but any time an Asian style sauce isn’t thickening up for you, mix a little corn starch into a tiny amount of water and stir in a splash of it, and stir fry until the starch is cooked (minute or two). Mixing it on the side before adding avoids lumps.

  7. says

    Yum this looks so good. I love a good stir fry, so I will try this out! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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