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Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken pieces, skinned
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • white pepper
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch + 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 chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • The zest of 1 Orange


  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.
  4. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
  5. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  6. Add chicken pieces, small batch at time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. (Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.)
  7. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  8. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
  9. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
  10. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant.
  11. Add and stir-fry crushed chilies and green onions.
  12. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.
  13. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.
  14. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  15. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth.
  16. Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thickened.
  17. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and sesame oil.

Serve over rice

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