Panda Express Orange Chicken

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Panda Express Orange Chicken much better than takeout!

Try homemade goodness with this irresistible Panda Express copy cat Orange Chicken recipe. Say goodbye to the ordinary takeout experience because this recipe promises a flavor-packed adventure that far surpasses the usual. Get ready to savor the iconic Orange Chicken, a Panda Express favorite that has captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

Crafted for home cooks seeking authentic flavors, this recipe guarantees a truly satisfying experience. Imagine tender, crispy bites of boneless chicken, each one carrying the essence of the wok’s fiery embrace. What sets this dish apart is the meticulously crafted sweet and spicy orange sauce, a Panda Express secret that’s about to become your best-kept kitchen treasure.

Cooking Orange Chicken at home means you’re not just preparing a meal; you’re embarking on a journey that ignites your senses and rewards your efforts with a symphony of flavors. The sizzle of the wok, the aroma that fills your kitchen, and the explosion of tastes with every bite – it’s an experience that will make you a kitchen hero.

From the convenience of your own kitchen, you’re about to recreate the magic that Panda Express has mastered. This recipe brings the essence of their most beloved dish right to your table, allowing you to delight in every aspect of the cooking process. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get ready to relish Panda Express Orange Chicken like never before. Your taste buds are in for a treat that’s homemade, heartwarming, and utterly unforgettable.

Serve this recipe with some fresh, crunchy Asian Slaw, Sriracha and SPAM Fried Rice or Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice.


Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Try this delicious Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe. This recipe is much better than takeout!!

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  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :30
  • Total Time: :45
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop


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  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • white pepper, to taste
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch, plus
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed hot red chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 orange, zest of


  1. Place chicken pieces in large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Mix flour mixture and egg mixture. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
  2. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp. (Do not overcook chicken). Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  3. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  4. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken. Heat until sauce is thickened. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired. Serve over jasmine rice.

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