Friday, September 21, 2012

Panda Express Orange Chicken

I have not tested this, but I am excited to!

Panda Express Orange Chicken
2 lbs boneless chicken pieces, skinned
1 egg
1 1/2 t salt
white pepper
oil (for frying)
1/2 c plus 1 T cornstarch
1/4 c flour
1 T minced ginger root
1 t minced garlic
dash crushed hot red chiles
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 T rice wine
1/4 c water
1/2 to 1 t sesame oil
2 t Minced zest and
1/4 c Juice from
1 lg Orange
1/2 t Sugar
2 T Chicken stock
1 T Light soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and set aside.

Cut chicken pieces in 2" squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg, 
salt, pepper, and 1 T oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour 
together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375. Add chicken pieces, 
a small batch at time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. 
(Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.) Remove chicken from oil with
slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 T oil. Add ginger 
and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles 
and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce 
and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. 
Stir water into remaining 1 T cornstarch until smooth.
Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thick. Stir in 1 teas. sesame oil.
Serve at once.
Makes 6 servings.

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