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Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken

This recipe for orange chicken is mouthwatering, you will never want to spend money on takeout again once you learn this easy recipe.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 415 kcal


  • large skillet


For the chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken tenderloin Boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 cup Oil for cooking

For The Sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


For the chicken

  • Slice the chicken into 1 inch thick strips
  • Combine the flour and cornstarch and 1 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl and whisk
  • Whisk the four eggs in a separate mixing bowl
  • Thoroughly coat it’s chicken strip and eggs and then the flour mixture and set aside 
  • Repeat the steps until all your chicken slices are thoroughly coated in the batter
  • Use a large cooking skillet to heat the cooking oil on medium high heat
  • Carefully drop the chicken pieces into the hot oil and cook for five minutes then turn them over and cook for another five minutes
  • When each chicken pieces is done cooking move it over to a large clean mixing bowl
  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan before whisking in the remaining sauce ingredients
  • Show me simmer on medium low heat while working for five minutes
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and then pour it on top of the cooked chicken pieces in the mixing bowl and tossed with a spoon until all the chicken pieces are coated in the sauce
  • Allow it to rest for five minutes then serve, sprinkle with some sesame seeds for garnish
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