Crispy Orange Chicken Copycat

Crispy Orange Chicken Copycat

Crispy Orange Chicken Copycat The most popular item you order at Panda Express is Orange Chicken You’re not alone. This dish is among the top sought-after choices on the menu, however, there’s only a certain number of occasions you’ll be able to go to the drive-through before guilt begins to take over. 

We’ve found an easy recipe that you can prepare at home that’s superior to the Orange Chicken you can get at Panda Express, and it’s extremely simple to prepare. You probably have all the ingredients already in your kitchen.

Crispy Orange Chicken Copycat


Orange Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 30 mins

Total Time 40 mins

  • 16 oz Frozen popcorn chicken (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • Heat popcorn chicken in the oven.
  • Add oil to skillet and heat on high; sautee carrots for five minutes.
  • Combine garlic with the carrots and cook for another minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients to skillet (except sauce and rice) – orange zest, orange juice, hoisin sauce, sugar, and seasonings. Boil sauce, then stir and simmer for five more minutes.
  • Once the sauce is thick, add popcorn chicken to skillet and coat with sauce.
  • Top cooked rice with chicken and serve.
  • If you don’t want to use popcorn chicken, you can use fresh chicken for this recipe. Take two chicken breasts and cut them into small chunks. Then, whip up a batter that consists of an egg, salt, pepper, and two tablespoons of oil. Coat the chicken chunks in the mixture, and then coat them in a dry mixture – 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup flour. With additional oil, fry the chicken in a skillet and coat with the orange sauce. 
  • You can also pair the chicken with fried rice or lo mein noodles. To learn how to make more Panda Express-inspired meals, check out our recipe for Chow Mein.

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken is the most sought-after recipe from the Panda Express menu, and I’m sure you know the reason! This recipe is sure to cause you to dance in your chair while you devour it since it’s just perfect!

This recipe differs from the recipe for chicken in orange using orange marmalade which is SUPER well-known courses since the flavor used in this recipe is based on barbecue sauce as well as orange Marmalade.

Although some of the photos might look identical the Panda Express Orange Chicken is going to be a bit different.

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