Orange Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken is a dish of American-Chinese origin. There are claims that this recipe originally came from Hunan (a province in china) and was modified when brought here in North America for the purpose of adapting to the American palate.In my opinion, Panda Express makes the best Orange Chicken. Though it is a fast food chain, most of their dishes are far better than the one’s served in restaurants.

This is not the original Panda Express recipe but rather a regular variation similar to the one’s served in Chinese buffets ( just added green onions to make it more appealing). I also minimized the ingredients to make this a budget friendly recipe fit for those who want to practice a frugal way of living. I will try to make our future recipes as budget friendly as possible so please stay tuned.

Please tell me what you think. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Try this delicious dish and let me know what you think.

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 raw egg,beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. In a container, put-in the flour, salt, and ground black pepper then mix well
  2. Dip the chicken on the beaten egg mixture and place inside the container (where the flour, salt, and pepper are)
  3. Close the container and shake until the chicken is evenly coated with the flour mixture
  4. Deep fry the chicken for about 7 minutes or until the color turns golden brown. Set aside
  5. In a pan, put-in the water, soy sauce, vinegar, and orange juice then bring to a boil
  6. Add the garlic and simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Add the sugar and and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes
  8. Put-in the green onions and cornstarch (diluted in 2 tbsp of water) then mix well
  9. Add the deep-fried chicken on pan and cook until sauce nearly evaporates
  10. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6


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Comments

  1. I highly recommend Cook’s Illustrated/America’s Test Kitchen recipe for Orange Chicken because it’s absolutely perfect and tastes exactly like Panda Express, if not better! I have the recipe in my site here: http://joelens.blogspot.com/2008/04/orange-you-hungry.html

  2. Congrats MindanaoBabe. It’s nice to know that it worked well for you. Hope that others would try it too.

  3. cutemomma says:

    ginawa ko ung orange chicken so yummy thank you so much…

  4. sonia hasegawa says:

    hi! i really enjoyed ur recipes tho’ im not trying it yet im sure its yummy i been residing here in Japan for too long since I am planning to open a small cafenet it will help me try all what i learned from U many thanks for sharing with us ur recipes. MABUHAY po kayo !!! b4 that please give me a more easy-to-find ingredient a tocino making GODspeed

  5. mrsmillard says:

    thank you kuya for the ricepe, you provided 4 us . my husband absolutely love itl.the food was really amazing keep it up pls. post some more ricepes thanks alot i learned some cooking from ur site from TENNESSE USA.

  6. Love to watch your video Kuya. Meron ba kayong video (DVD/VCD), complete selection of your recipes that can be bought in any bookstores.

  7. kuya, thank you po! I saw your videos in Youtube and this website really helps with the measurements of ingredients. Im a new housewife that really doesnt know anything about cooking i mean literally and the measurements really help. Hopefully I can get to that level where I can just toss in the ingredients and measure by just looking. Thanks for your effort, you really saved my marriage! Im down to the point where my inlaws were being to critical expecially of my cooking and I cooked this recipe, and they thought I bought an already made one. It’s okay if they dont believe me, but deep inside I felt a sense of accomplishment for myself! Now my foreigner husband cant wait to go home after a day’s work! You saved me from an impending divorce. Pagpalain po sana kayo at ng iyong pamilya ng Panginoong Maykapal!

  8. margie, lemon chicken na ang tawag dyan (hehe biro lang). Sa opinion ko, iba ang kakalabasan kapag lemon juice ang gamitin, Medyo stingy kasi yung asim ng lemon compared sa orange. I tried it once pero medyo di ko nagustuhan but then again iba-iba naman ang preferences natin kaya its not bad to try.

    • hi kuya! ok lang po ba instead of deep fry i-bake ang chicken after breading para mas healthy? Thanks po sa mga recipes nyo.

  9. Jesh Co says:

    thank you for uploading the video … its easy for me to learn how to cook different menu while watching it. God Bless

  10. Wow, this tastes so good !!! Plus, unlike recipes from other websites or cookbooks, your recipe does not need anymore ‘finetuning’. Tama na talaga ang timpla nya…more power to you, Chef Vanj !

  11. panalo. cooked this for the family and its a success. thanks.

  12. Doing that will definitely change the taste. I recommend trying recipes with chili such as kung pao chicken of spiced chicken. That is just a recommendation, you can always give it a try and see if you will like the taste. Thanks for commenting. Ingat lagi.

  13. omg… if i were to get married again i think i have to consider you on my list….too assuming :) kidding aside, thanks for sharing this oh so yummy recipe :)

  14. I tried this menu at one of the food chain and i love it, thamks for sharing this, i would cook this one of these day

  15. eto lulutuin namen ng mom ko ngayon . :D thanks po sa recipe :D

  16. this is very awesome! I make it for dinner tonight… beside of my over garlic the taste was really lasang pinoy!next time I’ll make it sure less garlic :) I didnt copy the ingredient..2lbs of chicken is to much for us. so I try to less whats the original ingredient is.. but i got carry-away with the garlic :)
    thank you very much!

  17. Gary Marquez says:

    Hi Bro!!Thanks for your never ending time for us OFWs, now a days we need to save money, i am trying to cook all the things that you have posted, and taste really amazed us and refrain us from dining outside kasi its tastier than what we are having in the restos…….Gary of Kuwait

  18. Nanette, Mississauga, ON, CA says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. My picky foreign husband likes it and so the kids. More power to you!

  19. really good i cooked this for our dinner and my husband liked very much he ask me to cook again thanks talaga sa mga recipe ng panlasang pinoy it help me a lot.dito talaga ako nghahanap kong ano ang lolotuin ko…D best talaga kau.

  20. olive laccay says:

    hello…i love cooking and baking and your videos help me a lot.Through my passion i do small catering, lakas lang ng loob.why should i enroll to cooking school f i can watched and fallow naman your video.since we have our internet at home…ay naku…beleive me eto ang takbuhan ko f mya catering ako…thanks alot…please continue to post nwe recipes so that ma i try ko..thanks a lot.

  21. jujubee says:

    I just made your orange chicken tonite. Me and my husband love it. Thank you so much.

  22. hi kuya, i love orange chicken and i wanted to try cooking one, im just curious if th orange juice will b fresh or the ones sold at grocery stores like tropicana or like zest-o or what. please kuya help me, coz aside from i wanna try one coz i love orange chicken i also wanna cook good food for my husband. please kuya hellllpppp…. (^_^)

  23. anu po ang orange ang ginagamit sa orange chicken?

  24. every tym n mkapanuod aq ng mga smpol n lu2 mu im so amazed tgl,im very tnkful tlg s site n2 at mrmi aq n222hn sau…god bless u tanx.pg uwi q s pnas ay my pgmlki nrin aq n lu2 4 my wife and my 2 kids,iba tlg ang lu2ng pnoy kkswa n kc ang mga ibang lu2 d2 s korea,by d way tnx uli h.

  25. athomemom says:

    Hi Panlasang Pinoy, I tried your orange chicken and it was so yummy! My husband loves it. Thanks for the recipe!

  26. lito r garcia says:

    good morning puede bang palitan ng patis yun toyo para di maging brown ang kulay? and also can i use bottled orange juice extract?

  27. Kua Vanj,

    Thanks for super delicious recipe!yung maja nung bday ng father inlaw ko everybody loves it then ito nmn po orange chicken block buster din sa mga officemate ng kapatid ko…marami pa po aq balak lutuing recipe from your website…
    More power po!god bless and guidance

  28. adrianna_gille says:

    Pretty good recipe on its own! I tried it yesterday and made some minor adjustment accdg. to my liking. I did’t have green onion so I used chopped fresh parley instead. It came out really good and my husband said I should keep this in my keeper’s menu! It’s very easy to make and so tasty!!!

  29. I cooked this for lunch today, super delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I just added 1/4 cup water to reduce sweetness. And I also added 1 tsp cornstarch diluted in 1 tbsp water.

  30. just did this recipe. tastes and looks great! one thing tho, i felt the flour is too much as i hav lots of flour left. but overall this is a good recipe.

  31. oliver flores says:

    how to make honey garlic chicken?

  32. can this be made without the garlic? I’m unfortunately not able to have garlic at the moment, but really wanting to try this dish.

  33. thank you very much po sa recipes…actually sobrang natuwa ako kasi budget yung ingredients nio tsaka unlike sa ibang recipe na may rare ingredient..pang pinoy talaga..:D

  34. i would like to ask if anong klaseng orange juice ang gagamitin? fresh?

  35. ala kasi ako oven but i want to try cooking chicken cordon bleu, pd ba na i deep fry ko na lang? sa orange chicken, pd ba lagyan ng aswete para mag kulay orange?

  36. hi po! i tried to make lumpiang sariwa. nong una medyo mahirap lang gawin ang wrapper but nong second time na gumawa ako na perfect ko na..really good nagustuhan ng daughter at hubby ko even my friends and bible study group ko..
    more power to you and God bless.

  37. Hi
    Thank you for your video…my family I love Pilipino food, and I so glad I saw your video.

  38. Thanks for the info Joelen. It surely looks like the original panda express recipe. Will try this to see if the taste is the same too. Do you by any chance have the Beijing Beef recipe?

  39. Thanks too rudelin

  40. Hi mrsmillard, nice to hear from TN. Please expect to have more recipes in the future.

  41. jade bienvenu says:

    hi kuya, i really love the video, it really helps! can i use tropicana brand? or orANGE juice? thanks.. i love orange chicken,