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Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken created by Jonathan Melendez watch icons / play

A copycat recipe from Panda Express. This chicken is tangy and flavorful. Give it a try! I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it.

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45mins
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directions

  • Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the cornstarch and the flour.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Add chicken to wok in small batches and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • (Do not overcook chicken).
  • Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • FOR THE SAUCE:

  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar and orange zest. Set aside.
  • Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil, the gingerroot, garlic, crushed red chili pepper flakes and green onions and stir-fry for just a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Now, add the rice wine and the soy sauce mixture you set aside above.
  • Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch, then add it to the wok and stir until sauce has thickened. Add sesame oil if desired.
  • Serve over jasmine rice.
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"A copycat recipe from Panda Express. This chicken is tangy and flavorful. Give it a try! I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it."
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  1. Amanda L.
    I loved this recipe, very tasty. Just follow the tips and it works.
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  2. julia_manke1
    This recipe was a hit! I made this as a birthday dinner for a friend who could no longer eat at Panda Express because of newly diagnosed allergies. She really missed the orange chicken, and appreciated such a close copycat! I subbed rice flour for the regular flour, and made a rice flour/water slurry to replace the egg. It came out perfectly! Thanks for the great recipe!
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  3. Magnus B.
    Where do I buy the panda????
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  4. annemichellex
    Delicious recipe. The family loved it and I'll make it again. But we all agreed it was spicier and less sweet than Panda Express. Not a big deal... I just wanted a good orange chicken recipe. If I were dedicated to making it taste more like PE I'd increase the sugar, decrease the pepper flakes, and get the oil hotter before frying (400 degrees or more.)
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  5. nancywarnick
    Delicious. I didn’t have an orange for the zest, just orange juice, but it still had great flavor. Make sure you are organized. That’s the most important. Definitely a keeper!
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