Thursday, February 19, 2009

Panda Express Orange Flavored Chicken

This recipe was excellent. did not add spice so the kids could eat this. They all loved the sauce, i will definately make this recipe again.

1 lb. chicken breast meat1 egg white1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon sugar4 cups vegetable oil to be used for frying1 cup cornstarchOrange Sauce1 cup water1/2 cup ketchup1/2 cup sugar1/8 cup vinegar1 tablespoon soy sauce4 teaspoons cornstarch2 teaspoons sesame oil2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 tablespoon grated orange peel2 tablespoons chopped scallion1. Cut chicken breast into 1/2-inch cubes, set aside.2. To make marinade - combine egg white, salt and sugar in a bowland stir vigorously until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Addchicken cubes to marinade and stir to coat well.3. To make orange sauce - combine water, ketchup, sugar, vinegar,soy sauce, 4 teaspoons cornstarch and sesame oil; stir and setaside. Place a pot over high heat. When pot is hot, add the 2tablespoons vegetable oil and heat. Add orange peel and scallionand stir for about 20 seconds, taking care not to burn the orangepeel.4. Pour combined sauce ingredients into the pot and cook, stirringfrequently, until sauce has thickened, about 12-15 minutes.5. Preheat 4 cups oil to 350-375°F. Meanwhile, put marinatedchicken in the plastic baggie containing the cornstarch. Shakechicken well for about 20 seconds or until chicken is covered withcornstarch. Shake off all excess cornstarch and fry chicken in hotoil until golden brown, approximately 2 1/2 minutes. Remove chickenfrom oil with a slotted spoon, drain well and set aside. Add friedchicken to pot with heated orange sauce, stir for about 30 seconds,then serve immediately.6. Serve with steamed rice.Serves 4Source: "America's Most Wanted Recipes Volume 1"


Lara said...

My kids love orange chicken and this recipe is so different from the two that I usually make...I'll have to give it a try!

Harmony said...

Please give it a try. Let me know how you liked it. The consistence of the sauce was great. I loved the orange flavor and so did everyone else. I kept the orange peels in large pieces and fried them a bit instead of just the orange zest.