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Orange Chicken, Panda Express Style Orange Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Orange chicken recipe inspired from the chain Panda Express. Crispy sauce coated orange chicken recipe. With step by step pictures.



For the marinade

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 500 grams chicken, boneless, diced

For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 spring onions, chopped fine

Other Ingredients

  • 500 ml sunflower oil / vegetable oil to deep fry


For the marinade

  1. Take a bowl and add in the egg white, dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Whisk well. Add in the boneless diced chicken pieces and mix well to coat. Top the mixture with all purpose flour (maida), corn starch and baking powder. Combine well to coat the chicken pieces. Marinate the chicken for atleast 30 minutes to an hour.

Deep Fry

  1. Heat oil in a pan until hot. Slide the marinated chicken pieces one by one in oil. Fry till golden and crisp. Remove the pieces once they are golden and drain it on paper towels.

For the Panda Express Orange Chicken Sauce

  1. Take a bowl and add in the minced garlic, minced ginger, red chilli flakes, orange juice, dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, tomato ketchup and salt. Whisk well to form a sauce.
  2. Take a wide pan and bring it to heat. Add in the sauce and let it simmer for five minutes till syrupy.
  3. Add in the fried chicken pieces. Gently toss to coat for a minute. Add in the finely chopped spring onions and toss for one last time.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Asian