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Orange Chicken (Inspired By Panda Express)

Ingredients

for 2 servings

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon
    white pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons
    salt
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ cup
    cornstarch (65 g)
  • ¼ cup
    flour (30 g)
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon
    oil
  • 2 teaspoons
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon
    chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon
    rice wine
  • 1 ½ tablespoons
    soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons
    vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons
    water
  • 3 ½ tablespoons
    sugar
  • 1 tablespoon
    orange zest
  • scallions, chopped, for garnish

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 1 tablespoon
    cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon
    water

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Preparation

  1. Combine the egg, white pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the cubed chicken breast, make sure it’s coated with the egg mixture.
  2. In another bowl, combine corn starch and flour. Add the coated chicken to the flour mixture. Stir to coat.
  3. Working in batches, fry the coated chicken until golden and done. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. In a large pan or wok, add oil, garlic, ginger and red chili flakes. Stir fry until fragrant.
  5. Add rice wine and stir for a few seconds. Proceed to add all of the other sauce ingredients, including soy sauce, vinegar, water, sugar and orange zest.
  6. Add the fried chicken. Stir to coat in sauce. Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch slurry.
  7. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve with rice.
  8. Enjoy!
 

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