Cut chicken pieces into 2-inch squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
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.) Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chilies and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth. Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thickened. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and sesame oil. Serve at once.
You may want to add grated zest of 1 orange to the sauce for flavor.
98 reviews Guest: Ak123
I love this recipe When I first tried it from Panda express I fell in love it is now my favorite meal.!!!!! Thank you thus recipe was a help as well as delicious!!
sauce was awesome. i had to double it though cause i love chinese food!
This is a wonderful recipe. It's fairly easy, and tastes great! My son no longer begs non stop to go to panda express for their orange chicken!
This is a Great recipe! My family loves it. The only thing I do different is use "McCormick Valencia Orange Peel" in the sauce. One time I did not have the orange peel and everyone could tell. Other than that I love this recipe!
Not exactly the same but even my pickiest eaters loved it! (we didn't tell them there was green onions in it - lol!) I did buy a bottle of the Panda Express orange sauce to have just in case and some used it but we didn't need it. thanks!
I used brown sugar and did add a tablespoon of orange juice (not sure it needed it). Everything else I did per the recipe. My family loved it!
The food came out awesome. This recipe is really good. It did take a little bit under an hour because i didn't have the right pans. I would highly recommend this recipe. Thanks
This is by far the best Orange Chicken I have ever had in my life. I added peel from one orange to the sauce and let it sit while I cooked the chicken. Also didn't have the rice wine but substitued white cooking wine. Didn't seem to hurt it any. my husband loves orange chicken so I tried this for him and you know it's good when he say's OMG after every bite. LOL ENJOY
I've been in Europe for the past 1 1/2 years, was just craving for PE Orange Chicken. Tried this, and would say it's as close as it gets. Absolutely delicious! I made a mistake with the batter. Mixed the chicken/egg, and then dipped those in the dry flour mix. It worked out too. Have to be quick when mixing the sauce so as to keep it crispy. Highly recommend this.
I marinated the chicken in Olive oil, fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest,grated garlic, salt and pepper for 1 hour.
I omitted the ginger, chilies, and rice wine because I didnt have it.
I added white onion and then the sauce..It was amazing..New favorite
Verrrry close to Panda. I used 1/2 the amount of chicken called for in the recipe, and chunked the chicken pieces into half-thumb pieces (I have a medium-large male hand). These two changes allowed for a heavier coating per piece of chicken, and allowed the chicken to cook perfectly with a golden, crisp batter. Yummmmy! Best orange chicken I've ever had!
I just made this for my grandson's birthday. He proclaimed it better than Panda Express! It is definitely worth trying.
OMG...this recipe was incredible. The first time that my all of my kids liked somethin. The only time consuming part was frying the chicken, but other than that great recipe that works and not complicated
I love Panda Express Orange Chicken. This is pretty close. Double up on the orange sauce and use orange zest!
I loved it- But I do have one question? Do you add the egg mixture to the chicken 1st & then add the flour/cornstarch on top of it? Mine became a mess, but I managed to cook it. I am just wondering how everyone else did theirs. I got confused with that part. Other than that----loved it. Next time I will make more of a sauce.