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Copycat Orange Chicken

Copycat Orange Chicken

This copycat orange chicken rivals the delicious Panda Express takeout. I love trying to make my favorite restaurant foods at home because I can control the ingredients and make sure it’s made fresh.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword copycat orange chicken, orange chicken recipe, Panda Express copycat orange chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 348 kcal


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg room temp.
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil -separate form frying
  • 1/2 cup corn starch plus 1 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger root minced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 orange zest grated


  1. Prepare your Orange Sauce first.
  2. ( This can be prepared and stored cold for a week. )
  3. In a bowl, add the soy sauce, water, sugar, white vinegar, and orange zest.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Set aside.


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix egg, salt, pepper and vegetable oil.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a separate medium sized bowl, add your corn starch and flour and mix well.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, dissolve your cornstarch in 1/4 cup water. Set aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees
  7. Chop your boneless and skinless chicken into small chunks.
  8. Dip a small amount of the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then to the corn starch mixture and place in your fryer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. While the chicken is frying place a paper towel on a plate and set it next to the fryer.
  10. Pull your chicken from the fryer and place on the paper towel lined plate.
  11. Repeat these steps with the remaining chicken.
  12. Using a wok or large skillet.
  13. Add oil, ginger root, and garlic and stir fry about 1 minute stir constantly.
  14. Add chili peppers and green onions, then stir fry for a few seconds.
  15. Add rice wine and stir to combine for less than a minute
  16. Add orange sauce and bring mixture to a boil.
  17. Add cooked chicken and stir until well combined.
  18. Stir in your corn starch mixture
  19. Stir until the sauce has thickened.
  20. Stir in sesame oil.
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 1024mg45%
Potassium 630mg18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.