When you are looking for an easy dinner, this Trader Joe's Orange Chicken is one of my go-to's.
I love to make it in the Air Fryer because it's super simple and it turns out delicious.
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Review Trader Joe's Orange Chicken
This Trader Joe's easy dinner includes the breaded pieces of chicken and two packets of orange sauce.
I think there is plenty of sauce and the chicken is pretty good and comparable to take out.
I usually only use one of the sauce packets with the entire package of chicken.
This chicken is one of my favorite frozen items from Trader Joe's, it has became a staple in our house and it really helps to put dinner at the table in a pinch.
This is a perfect weeknight meal for busy families.
Why use the air fryer?
The package suggest 2 methods of cooking, the stove top and the oven.
It requires to pre heat the oven at 400 degrees and since it's summer time, I prefer to use the air fryer.
The stove top works just as well but requires more attention.
You need to make sure you don't over heat or under heat the chicken, nothing worse than bitting into a cold chicken piece.
What to serve with Trader Joe's Orange Chicken
The classic pairing with this easy frozen dinner is steamed rice.
You can pair this nicely with some roasted broccoli for a complete meal.
Trader Joe's also sells frozen Jazmin rice that cooks super quick and it is delicious.
I like to add scallions and sesame seeds for garnish.
Storage and reheating instructions
Once thawed and cooked is best to eat it immediately.
If you have any leftovers, you could store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days, however the breading in the chicken will get soggy, so it is not ideal.
Refreezing is not recommended.
Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 1 Trader Joe's Orange Chicken Air Fryer
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 scallion
- Cooked rice for serving
- Add the chicken pieces to the air fryer and cook at 400 Farenheit for 10 minutes
- In a microwave safe bowl add the sauce packets and warm the sauce for 1 minute, add 30 seconds more if you want it warmer
- Remove the chicken from the air fryer and toss it in the orange sauce
- Serve with rice and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions