Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe (Copycat )

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Prep : 20 min | Total : 40 min | Servings : 4

Make your own takeout and stay in tonight! This copycat dinner nails everyone’s favorite Orange Chicken. With just a bit of spice, a little sweet and a lot of sticky, this crunchy, saucy chicken is insanely delish.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup coconut oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. In a pot, combine orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and red pepper flakes. Heat until boiling. Set aside.
  • In a large wok or skillet, heat coconut oil and vegetable oil to medium.
  • Add beaten eggs to a large bowl. In another bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in cornstarch, twice, finishing with a cornstarch layer.
  • Fry the battered chicken pieces in hot oil until golden brown. Transfer to a 9 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Drizzle sauce over chicken. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to coat. Serve over sticky rice, if desired.

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