My second born chick loves Panda Express Orange Chicken. She usually picks Panda for her birthday lunch. I found this sauce at Costco and was quickly coerced into buying it.
Here is my version of orange chicken. The first thing you may notice is that there is no breading and the chicken is not deep fried. True, I didn't deep fry the chicken, it was a hit none the less. I will say it was a little spicy for the pickiest of eaters, but he did choke down a few bites.
- 1 jug Panda Orange Chicken sauce
- Chicken tenders, enough to feed your crew
- Salt and Pepper
- Steamy hot white rice
- About 3 T. canola oil
Rinse chicken tenders in cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the tenders. Place oil in frying pan and heat on medium high heat. Place chicken tenders in the pan, not touching (you may have to do batches if you are making a lot), and brown on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip chicken and brown other side, cooking through. If doing multiple batches, just set cooked chicken on plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Once you are done cooking chicken, return all chicken to pan on medium low heat. Pour in desired amount of orange sauce and cook just until sauce is hot. Serve over steamed rice.