Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken

Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken - this Asian dish is a new favorite dinner recipe and easy too! Chicken sauce is made from orange juice & zest, oyster sauce, honey, and ginger!

Hey guys! I’m back with that second AWESOME recipe I mentioned last week. Our family has always been fans of Panda Express and we recently saw a copycat recipe for their Orange Chicken on Brown Thumb Mama. We knew we had to give it a try since it’s our favorite chicken from the chain.Β We really liked the recipe and devoured it in no time! It tasted very similar toPanda Express Orange Chicken, and we are so excited that we can now making this delicious recipe at home.

I know that this chicken is usually served with just rice or noodles/chow mein, but I think we will try making it with broccoli next time. We may even add some other veggies since we love them and think they’ll make a great addition to the recipe.

Healthier than Panda Orange Chicken - this Asian dish is a new favorite dinner recipe and easy too! Chicken sauce is made from orange juice & zest, oyster sauce, honey, and ginger!

Add more or lessen some of the sauce ingredients based on what you do and don’t like. πŸ˜‰

Orange Chicken Panda Express - it's seriously so good!

Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken

Yay for finding great copycat recipes to make at home!! And orange chicken is one of the best recipes ever so we hope you like this version as much as we did.

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How to make Panda Express Orange Chicken:

Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 350 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • italian dressing
  • 2 tbsp butter

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • red pepper flakes optional
  • green onions optional

Instructions

  1. Marinade chicken over night in Italian dressing. Cube and set in a large pan with 2 TB of simmering butter. Cook until browned. Remove to a paper towel when cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, prep your sauce by mixing orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic and ginger paste in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add sauce mixture to pan (except ΒΌ cup). Heat sauce up and let simmer.
  4. Add reserve ΒΌ cup sauce to bowl and add corn starch - mix and dissolve. Add this back to the remaining sauce.
  5. Heat until sauce reaches desired thickness. Add in your chicken and toss with sauce. Serve with rice or noodles. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted fromΒ Brown Thumb Mama.

Healthier than Panda Orange Chicken - this Asian dish is a new favorite dinner recipe and easy too! Chicken sauce is made from orange juice & zest, oyster sauce, honey, and ginger!

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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    1. I honestly don’t know. Google is my best friend πŸ™‚ I’m not a fan either, but you can’t taste it in the recipe. I’m not sure how’d it taste if you just left it out. If you give it a try, let me know what you think or if you leave it out or find a substitute for it. Thank you so much! It really is a yummy recipe!

      1. I’d like to make these and always read reviews before I make recipes. This review says something about oyster sauce, but I don’t see it in the recipe. Just checking! Thanks!

  1. Woman…I have always been a fan but today you know my guilty sin. Contributing to the delinquency of a senior huh? I go to a weight loss meeting each week and love the program but when I leave there I go straight to Panda and buy an ala carte box (size medium or large) and dig in before I get home. Then I am on program the rest of the week. Lord, my precious Lord….forgive my Panda Orange Chicken desires????. Thanks Karen….I am looking forward to trying this. Keep up the good work for us all.

  2. As a mom of a big family, its nice to see remakes of popular foods we enjoy having when we’re out. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!