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Copycat Orange Chicken
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: copycat orange chicken, orange chicken recipe, Panda Express copycat orange chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Chicken:

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix egg, salt, pepper and vegetable oil.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl, add your corn starch and flour and mix well.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve your cornstarch in 1/4 cup water. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees
  • Chop your boneless and skinless chicken into small chunks.
  • 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.
  • While the chicken is frying place a paper towel on a plate and set it next to the fryer.
  • Pull your chicken from the fryer and place on the paper towel lined plate.
  • Repeat these steps with the remaining chicken.
  • Using a wok or large skillet.
  • Add oil, ginger root, and garlic and stir fry about 1 minute stir constantly.
  • Add chili peppers and green onions, then stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add rice wine and stir to combine for less than a minute
  • Add orange sauce and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add cooked chicken and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in your corn starch mixture
  • Stir until the sauce has thickened.
  • Stir in sesame oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1024mg | Potassium: 630mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg