Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NOT Panda Express Orange Chicken

The original recipe for this says that it's the copy cat recipe for Panda Express's Orange Chicken. Being that Panda Express's Orange Chicken is my very favorite item on their menu I beg to differ! Don't get me wrong this is a great recipe we all really enjoyed it, but it's not even close to the Panda Express recipe. What I like about this recipe is that it's really great the flavor is nice and mild yet has really stands on it's own. Next I would triple the amount of orange sauce. What I do not like about this recipe is the fact that it's time consuming. Yeah a little more time than I care to spend in the kitchen on a weekday. 

 Orange Sauce for Stir Fry

  1. Make Orange Sauce for Stir Fry adding all the ingredients to a bowl, mix, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl place egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well. 
  3. Cut chicken into bite sizes pieces and place them in the bowl with the egg mixture.
  4. In another bowl mix cornstarch and flour together. 
  5. Take one piece of chicken at a time and roll it in the Mix flour mixture then set the well coated chicken aside. 
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan or dutch oven to 375 degrees. 
  7. Add chicken in small batches, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp. (Do not overcook chicken). 
  8. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside. 
  9. Clean frying pan and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. 
  10. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds. 
  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 in remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth 
  16. Heat until sauce is thickened. 
  17. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired. 
  18. Serve over jasmine rice.


Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree said...

You are evil!!! Posting a FRIED recipe the second day or my diet! LOL! :)

I sooo want to try this recipe. Looks sooooo yummy! It will have to be on a splurge day though!

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Mizzreviewlady said...

Orange Chicken is my favorite at Panda Express too! Your orange chicken looks delicious! I wish I had some right now! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am now following you as well.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

It's hard to truly copy asian food. They have so much salt and who knows what else in there to make it taste awesome. This one looks really healthy and good! I know what you mean by upping the sauce, I usually do that in recipes as I LOVE the sauce! I've got a couple of asian chickens on my blog that i like but I still want to find THE one that is awesome! The lemon chicken on my blog is probably the closest to restaurant quality, I'd say.

Comfy Cook said...

This is fantastic. I may make it for dinner tonight.

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CMB Display Designs said...

My husband will LOVE this, thanks!! I'm sure I would too if I wasn't a vegetarian :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy to follow you too!

Mindie Hilton said...

That's my favroite item on their menu to. I hate how bad it is for you, wish they would make a lower sodium similar item.

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Baba said...

Sounds delicious! Following back!

Meredith said...

YUM. i love me some orange chicken, i don't care where it's from;)


Mo 'Betta said...

This looks so good! I wonder if it would bake well?