Panda Express Orange Chicken

Recipe by flume027
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the cornstarch and the flour.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Add chicken to wok in small batches and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • (Do not overcook chicken).
  • Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar and orange zest. Set aside.
  • Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil, the gingerroot, garlic, crushed red chili pepper flakes and green onions and stir-fry for just a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Now, add the rice wine and the soy sauce mixture you set aside above.
  • Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch, then add it to the wok and stir until sauce has thickened. Add sesame oil if desired.
  • Serve over jasmine rice.
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