Orange Chicken (Panda Express Copycat) Recipe

Orange Chicken (Panda Express Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Orange Chicken Recipe (Panda Express Copycat)

Here’s the ultimate Orange Chicken Recipe, a delicious crispy fried citrus chicken dish with flavors reminiscent of the orange chicken from Panda Express.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1egg
  • 1tspwhite pepper
  • tspsalt
  • 2chicken breasts,cubed
  • ½cupcornstarch
  • ¼cupflour
  • vegetable oil,for frying
  • 1tbspoil
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspginger,minced
  • ½tspchili flakes
  • 1tbsprice wine
  • tbspsoy sauce
  • 5tbspvinegar
  • tbsptablespoons water
  • tbsptablespoons sugar
  • 1tbsporange zest
  • scallion,chopped, for garnish

For Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1tbspwater


  1. Combine the egg, white pepper, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the cubed chicken breast, making sure it’s coated with the egg mixture.

  2. In another bowl, combine corn starch and flour. Add the coated chicken to the flour mixture. Stir to coat.

  3. Working in batches, fry the coated chicken until golden and done. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  4. In a large pan or wok, add oil, garlic, ginger and red chili flakes. Stir fry until fragrant.

  5. Add rice wine and stir for a few seconds. Proceed to add all of the other sauce ingredients, including soy sauce, vinegar, water, sugar, and orange zest.

  6. Add the fried chicken. Stir to coat in sauce. Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch slurry.

  7. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve with rice.


  • Calories: 713.66kcal
  • Fat: 30.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.47g
  • Fiber: 1.61g
  • Sugar: 12.76g
  • Protein: 42.11g
  • Cholesterol: 191.34mg
  • Sodium: 838.98mg
  • Calcium: 55.23mg
  • Potassium: 517.87mg
  • Iron: 2.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 77.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.60mg
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