Are you in need of an insanely delicious meal ready in just 25 minutes? Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken is the ultimate lazy meal that will wow the entire family.
Below, we’re sharing our review of this Trader Joe’s Must Have Item! Plus, ideas for the perfect side dishes to make.
Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken air fryer instructions included in this post and yes it’s amazing in the air fryer.
Why we love Mandarin Orange Chicken
This post is long over due. I’ve been buying this amazing orange chicken for, at least, the past 15 years. This still remains my favorite Trader Joe’s frozen item ever. It’s delicious, juicy and tender chicken, coated in a crispy and crunchy breading. Then tossed with an irresistible orange ginger sauce that leaves you want more.
Look for this bag featured below in the frozen section
How to make Trader Joe’s Frozen Orange Chicken
There are a multitude of ways to make this delectable bag of tastiness. Whether you decide to oven bake, pan fry or use an air fryer, you just can’t go wrong. You can find Trader Joe’s orange chicken air fryer instructions at the bottom of this post.
When opening the bag you will have the frozen chicken pieces and 2 bags of the orange sauce. If baking in the oven might I suggest lining the baking pan with foil or parchment paper. This step is not necessary but aids for an easier clean up. The orange sauce you can heat in a small sauce pan or microwaved in a small bowl.
What sides to make
Click on the links below for easy side dish ideas
Featured in this image above and below is our favorite way to serve this meal. This include Instant Pot White Rice and Easy Roasted Snow Peas Recipe (with a few shredded carrots mixed in).
- Instant Pot White Rice
- Perfect Stove Top White Rice
- The Best Roasted Broccoli
- Delicious Roasted Green Beans
- Easy Roasted Snow Peas
- Trader Joe’s Frozen Fried Rice
- Other veggies of choice
Trader Joe’s Must Have Item in your cart!
1 bag Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange chicken
Preheat oven to 400F
Line a baking pan with parchment paper
Open bag and place the chicken onto the lined baking pan and place aside the 2 packets of orange sauce
Bake the chicken for 18-20 minutes
Heat the orange ginger sauce in a small bowl and microwave for 60-90 seconds or until heated through or heat in a small saucepan on stovetop over medium heat until warmed
Pour the orange sauce right oven the chicken on the pan and toss to coat well
Serve immediately with side dish of choice
- Category: Main Dish
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 320
- Sugar: 6g
- Sodium: 330mg
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 21g
- Cholesterol: 95mg
How long to cook Trader Joe’s orange Chicken in the air fryer?
Preheat air fryer to 400F. Once preheated, evenly Distribute the entire bag of chicken (remove the 2 sauce packets) into the air fryer. Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes and coat with warmed orange sauce.
Battered chicken dark meat chunks (chicken dark meat, water, corn starch, flour [unbleached enriched wheat flour, barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], whole eggs, vegetable oil, salt, white pepper, green onion, garlic, ginger). sauce (sugar, water, vinegar, light soy sauce [soybean, water, salt, wheat flour], modified food starch, dark soy sauce [soybean, water, straw mushroom extractives, salt, wheat flour]. garlic, green onions, ginger white pepper, sake, mandarin orange peel, orange juice, red chile), soybean oil.
This 22 ounce bag of juicy and crispy chicken currently sells for $4.99
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