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Panda Express Orange Chicken at Home

It's a food court staple and a fan favorite food for millions; there's simply no denying that the orange chicken from Panda Express is one of the best Asian style chicken dishes you can get. With this simple recipe you can now make Panda Express Orange Chicken at Home and enjoy it any time you'd like. With awesome copycat restaurant recipes like this one, it's no longer necessary to drive to your favorite eatery to enjoy delicious restaurant-style meals. This copycat orange chicken recipe is so good, you won't be able to stop making it!

Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken pieces, skinned
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • white pepper, to taste
  • oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 dash crushed hot red chilies
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken pieces into 2-inch squares and place in large bowl.
     
  2. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well.
     
  3. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
     
  4. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. Add chicken pieces, one small batch at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.
     
  5. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
     
  6. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
     
  7. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chilies and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.
     
  8. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.
     
  9. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth. Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thickened.
     
  10. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and sesame oil. Serve at once. You may want to add grated zest of 1 orange to the sauce for flavor.

 

 

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