Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mock Panda Express Orange Chicken

I was excited to find Panda Express sauces at the grocery store the other day. I bought the "orange chicken" one and we whipped up a little Chinese feast. I thought the sauce was a little hot and spicy but my kids reminded me that it's hot and spicy at Panda too, so there you go!
3-4 chicken breasts, thawed (can use chicken tenders)
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. flour
2 eggs
Oil for frying
1 bottle Panda Express Orange Chicken Sauce

Cut chicken breasts in to cubes and salt and pepper to taste. Mix the cornstarch and flour in one bowl and then crack and beat the two eggs in a separate bowl. Heat oil (about 2 inches deep) in a skillet on medium heat (or use an electric fry cooker at 350 degrees if you have one). Roll chicken pieces in the flour mixture first, then in the eggs (opposite of what you would normally do, but I promise it works). Immediately drop in to hot grease and fry until nice and golden brown (only takes a few minutes). Work in batches and place chicken on paper towels to drain after frying.
Once all chicken has been fried, place chicken pieces in a baking dish and pour sauce over the top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.

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