Simple 3-Ingredient Orange Chicken and Teriyaki Rice

For a quick, delicious, and easy meal, this 3-ingredient orange chicken paired with teriyaki rice is perfect. Cooking the chicken in the air fryer ensures it’s crispy on the outside while the sauce adds a burst of flavor. Here’s how to put it together:


  • Chicken: 1 pound of chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Orange Sauce: 1 bottle (about 12 ounces) of your favorite store-bought orange sauce
  • Teriyaki Rice: 1 package (about 8-10 ounces) of instant teriyaki-flavored rice


  1. Cook the Chicken:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
    • Place the chicken pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer. You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
    • Cook for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even browning. The chicken should be golden and cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F or 75°C).
  2. Prepare the Rice:
    • Follow the instructions on the package of the instant teriyaki rice. This usually involves microwaving or cooking on the stovetop for a few minutes until the rice is tender and the sauce is well absorbed.
  3. Combine the Chicken and Sauce:
    • Once the chicken is cooked, place it in a large bowl.
    • Pour the orange sauce over the chicken, tossing to coat all pieces evenly.
  4. Serve:
    • Divide the teriyaki rice among serving plates.
    • Top the rice with the orange chicken.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips for Making

  • Even Cooking: Make sure chicken pieces are uniform in size to ensure even cooking in the air fryer.
  • Crispy Chicken: For extra crispy chicken, you can spray a little cooking oil on the chicken pieces before air frying.
  • Rice Options: If you can’t find instant teriyaki rice, you can make plain rice and mix it with bottled teriyaki sauce after cooking.
  • Homemade Sauce: For a personal touch, consider making your own orange sauce with orange juice, soy sauce, honey, and a bit of cornstarch to thicken.


  • Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.
  • Freezing: This dish can be frozen. Store the chicken and rice separately in freezer-safe containers for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Enjoy this quick and easy 3-ingredient meal, perfect for busy weeknights or when you want something delicious with minimal effort!

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