Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken

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Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius. I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. 😀

I love orange chicken, and I almost always order # 14 Orange Chicken when we order Chinese take out and I wondered to myself if I could make it better at home. This recipe most definitely delivered! Ha ha Chinese food…delivered….get it? Am I a dork?

The sauce is sweet, tangy, there is no lack in orange flavor, and the red pepper flakes give it just a touch of heat. I thought I would dredge the chicken in corn starch instead of flour to keep it light and also in Panko breadcrumbs to give it a little crunch. It was the right call. The chicken came out lightly breaded and still held up a bit of a crunch when tossed in the sauce. Delicious!

Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, Panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the Panko bread crumbs, set aside. Heat pan with vegetable oil to 375 degrees, fry chicken in batches until completely cooked.

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As you finish each batch, drain cooked chicken in a paper towel lined plate.

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In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.  Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens.

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Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired garnish with green onions, which I would have used but I didn’t have any. :(

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We loved, loved, loved this and I had to refrain totally gorging myself.  At first I wasn’t even trying to make something with posting it in mind, I was just trying to make “something” for dinner, but it was so good I had to share it. This is definitely better than takeout! Enjoy!

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Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
  • 1½ cups corn starch
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Oil (for frying)
Orange Sauce
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger root, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, another with panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the panko bread crumbs, set aside. Heat pan with vegetable oil to 375 degrees, fry chicken in batches until completely cooked.
  2. In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with ¼ cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired garnish with green onions.
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  1. JBH says


    Looks fantastic! I’m trying this out tonight.

    I always look through the comments before choosing a recipe and noticed some issues with thickening so I added notes from your replies into my recipe document (to print) about maintaining the heat and noticed that in the ingredients for the sauce it says 2 tablespoons of water but in the directions it says combine 1/4 cup of water with the cornstarch. Perhaps that is the source of the problem? Unless I’m crazy and am converting it incorrectly. If so, sorry about the message!

    • says

      Try substituting bread crumbs with crushed up Frosted Flakes (yes the cereal). Then bake it instead of frying it.

      My fiance ate it up!

  2. Red Ant says


    I loved this recipe! Easy to make and great taste. However, I had the same problem as Jasmine where the sauce never thickened. I also mixed the cornstarch with water before adding to the sauce. Does anyone know how to remedy this?

    • RPtr says

      The key to thickening with cornstarch is to add it to a BOILING mixture. That’s why the directions state to bring it to a boil before adding it…pour it in a little bit at a time while stirring vigorously to keep it from clumping. Keep stirring and adding it a bit at a time until it thickens up. My dad used cornstarch for thickening everything from fruit pie fillings to gravy to chicken and dumplings when I was growing up and it’s become my go to thickener as well. :)

    • Frannie Cakes says

      Try taking out some of the sauce from the pan mix it with the cornstarch and then put it back instead of adding the extra water. The only reason you can directly place cornstarch I’m a water mix is that it will clump up and not mix in/ dissolve properly. Good luck! Hope it works.

  3. Jasmine says

    I did this recipe last night and it was fantastic! We loved the breading with the panko and we had this over simple fried rice. The only problem was that the sauce never thickened, but instead had a sort of grainy texture. I added water and plenty of cornstarch mixed in like you suggested, but it never helped. It was very soupy and didn’t stick to the chicken. It was still really good though! Are you supposed to keep the sauce over heat while you pour the cornstarch mixture? I took it off the heat and when that didn’t work I put it back on the heat. Please help!
    Thanks! :)

    • Jessica says

      Did you mix the corn starch and the 1/4 cup of water prior to mixing it into the sauce? If you just added water and then added corn starch it would probably stay grainy like you described. Hope that helps!

      • Jasmine says

        Hi, thanks for your reply! Yes, I mixed the cornstarch in water before adding it to the sauce. I added the water/cornstarch mixture maybe 3 times, I could have not mixed it in very well… But the biggest problem was that the sauce never thickened. :(

        • scott says

          Jasmine, like the post above said, the key is the mixture must be boiling for the cornstarch slurry to work.

  4. Julie Childers says

    This was the absolute best orange chicken and my entire family loved it! The only change was we did not bread our chicken at all. I cut it up cooked it, and then left out the rest of the breading process. I doubled the sauce like most of the reviewers had said and then I just put the chicken in, and it was absolutely wonderful. This is a definite keeper, and we will be having it over and over again.

  5. Larisa Shulikov says

    This is the best orange chicken ever!! It was soooo good, I wouldn’t make any changes! Definitely a keeper. My family LOVED it!!!!

  6. Corrine says

    This recipe was amazing. I made twice in the last weeks, Way better than Chinese takeout. I did add steamed broccoli and pineapple chunks in the end. I also garnished it with sesame seeds and scallions. Really amazing recipe. I served it with garlic flavored jasmine rice.

  7. says

    This sauce was DELICIOUS. I did a lighter version for the chicken (olive oil on skillet) and added broccoli. It was SO easy. A huge hit in our house!

  8. Speak Williams says

    This recipe is amazing! I just made it for my family and they loved it, my daughter actually conpared it a notable Asian restaraunt in our city! I did not have rice vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar and it’s still came out wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it will be apart of our dinner rotation!

  9. Andrea says

    This recipe is phenomenal! I marinated the chicken with a mango lime seasoning this time so hopefully it comes out as excellent as it did the first time I made it. Thanku very much for sharing this amazing dish! I even doubled the sauce so I can have it as a dipping sauce for another meal.

  10. Denise says

    Your recipe has come a long way. You have touched the lives and stomachs of many with your post lol. Just from seeing the pictures and reading the comments, I am very exited to try this. As a matter of fact, I think I’m going to try this tomorrow. Wish me luck 😉

  11. Toni says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I made it tonight and it was deemed better than any orange chicken that my whole family has EVER eaten! :)

  12. Anna says

    This was delicious!! I followed the instructions exactly and the results were loved by everyone. For a small edit, I would suggest adding toasted sesame seeds at the very end for a light texture. Thank you!

  13. Jennifer says

    Made this last night – SO good!!! I cut the sugar back to 2/3 cup, and added in a few spoonfuls of marmalade (I use orange peels and vinegar for cleaning and the peels were already in the vinegar before I remembered I needed to zest them). I also added in some sambal oleck for heat. This is a definite keeper recipe!

  14. Brooke says

    I’ve never had anything so delicious! I made this for dinner last night, and I couldn’t believe how good it was. Seriously, five stars!

  15. Gigi Franklin says

    I used a short cut on this. I made the sauce but tossed it over frozen precooked popcorn chicken nuggets that I fixed. It was super quick and easy. Probably not as healthy or delicious but I didn’t have to fry anything.

  16. Kayla says

    Just made it tonight! Delicious! Instead of doing two cornstarch dips, I used one. Chicken in cornstarch, then egg, then panko. It came out plenty crispy! Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow. Thank you!

  17. Emiy poulson says

    Amazing so easy and tastes bette than take out. I made this tonight for my husband and sister they both loved it and my 4 yr. old son ate 3 plates of it which is a big deal because I can hardly get him to eat. thanks for sharing.

  18. Sarah says

    To Norma up there! I just made this with gluten free panko crumbs (I get them at Fred Meyer) Also, watch your soy sauce. La Choy is gluten free but most soy sauce isn’t. This was a major hit! Thank you so much for your great recipe!!!

  19. David says

    Look forward to making this next week. I learned the secret of flour vs cornstarch when making a dish such as this and it seems to make a world of a difference.

    • Pat Warford says

      Try other starches like potato or tapioca I like both of those better than corn starch for coatings particularly potato it gives a great crunch but not heavy. When I use those starches I don’t use the egg dip just the moisture from the chicken makes the breading lighter.

  20. Selica says

    This was fabulous!!
    Followed the exact recipe!!
    It was for my boyfriend and i so it was a bit much for two and id definitely say it is better fresh. Warmed left overs the next day and it wasn’t as good! Lost the crisp and was a bit soggy!!!

    Fresh 5****’s!

  21. Aimee says

    I just made this recipe tonight. It was THE BEST orange chicken I have ever had!! I had 1.75 pounds of chicken and found I had plenty of sauce to cover it all. I put it over a plate of stir fry vegetables and I was in heaven. My 7 year old son gobbled it up and asked for more. Thank you sooo much for this recipe! I will never buy take-out again! This is so good!!!!

  22. Pat Warford says

    I made this yesterday & it turned out great. I used potato starch instead of corn starch & omitted the egg wash. I also marinated my chicken in dr pepper before I breaded it. It made it tender & added some additional flavor. I also used 1/2 grapefruit juice & 1/2 orange juice. I needed to add a little extra sugar because of the grapefruit. It was a big hit at my house & I’ll certainly do it again.

  23. kristin says

    i made this last night — DELICIOUS! i would probably advise using less corn starch when preparing the chicken for frying. i used the recommended 1.5 cups and had lots left over — 1 cup may do the trick. either way, what a great recipe! i always order orange chicken from my local chinese place, and this is way better (and with much less salt!).

  24. Joy says

    We tried this recipe the other night and honestly it was THE BEST orange chicken I’ve ever had, restaurant or otherwise. The panko breadcrumbs and cornstarch really make the difference. I promise if you try you will honestly NOT regret it!

  25. rose says

    YUMMMMMMMYYYYY! It was soooooo good we could not stop eating it. My family requested this 3 days in a row!!! Good thing I double the Orange sauce recipe.I did not double dipped the chicken in egg wash. I Just dipped it once, then corn starch then to the panko. Came out real crunchy and good!
    Ate this with Jasmine rice, broccoli,carrots,and snow peas. DELISH!!!
    Thanks for sharing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Nique says

    Orange chicken is my children’s favorite dish so I decided to try to make it. After searching the web, your recipe sounded the best so I tried it and it was good. The whole family enjoyed it. No leftovers. Thanks!!

  27. N. says

    Hey, thanks! I made this tonight after doing a search for certain ingredients to make a boring chicken dinner a little bit more exciting. I’ve never made Orange Chicken before and had most of the ingredients you listed, so I figured I’d give it a try. I substituted some things and eliminated others, but it turned out great. My husband and I were fighting over the last pieces. Thanks, again!

  28. says

    I found your recipe on pinterest and just made it tonight – it’s delicious! I may never go to Panda Express again as this Orange Chicken is much better. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  29. Beth Anne says

    Made this tonight and no leftovers! Evan the teenage came and ate with us at the dinner table. Thank you so much for the great meal. :)

  30. Sharon says

    listen…..any time I see Brown Sugar in a recipe I want to try it…….had never even thought about chicken + orange until I saw this……..the family and I just finished eating it and have to say it was DELICIOUS! I doubled the fresh ginger and garlic and red pepper…….everything else was exact. I laid ’em all out on a platter, covered the chicken with the sauce and sprinkled some sesame on top. Most assuredly better than any kind of take-out could ever be!!! Thank you so much for thinking of this and then putting it out there. Bless you.

  31. Shannon says

    Has anyone tried this with less sugar? I am planning to make it today with brown sugar substitute, but 1 C. of sugar sounds like a lot. Has anyone cut the sugar in half?

  32. Pang says

    I purposely left out the pepper flakes during the cooking for the sake of my children but added a generous pinch onto my dish. Served it over brown rice. DELISH! Nice and crispy texture. Not gummy. The sauce was perfect. Any food that pleases my 5 year old daughter is a keeper in my book. I will be making this dish again!

  33. Julie says

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Just as good if not better than Chinese restaurants. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  34. shana says

    I made this tonight and loved it. My sauce came out very thin though, not sure where I went wrong with that???? But it tasted delicious anyways!

    • says

      A quick and easy trick to thicken a sauce is to make a corn starch slurry. Just mix some cornstarch and cold water and slowly add it to the hot sauce until you reach your desired thickness. You can do this with any sauce.

  35. Jess says

    These were awesome! I actually didn’t have any panko, so I replaced it with dry tempura batter mix, and it came out just fine.

  36. Michelle says

    This is amazing, great tasting sauce and very crispy chicken. Wonderful combination, thanks for making a great order-in recipe!

  37. Sarah says

    All I can say is wow!
    Even my boyfriend, who used to make his grilled cheese with a clothing iron, helped make this…It’s awesome!

  38. shelly says

    I came across your site from Pinterest. I made this tonight. It turned out great! I did have to add another egg and add more panko to finish up the chicken but no big deal! My husband LOVED IT! We put it over cooked rice with steamed broccoli. He said, “You can make this one again!” Thank you!

  39. Maureen says

    I also found this on Pinterest. Your recipe is amazing! It will be in the regular rotation form now on! Hubby asked me to make sure and remember it and I ate far too much of it. :) Thank you for an awesome recipe!

  40. Annie says

    Got off Pinterest…I like take out orange chicken ok, but it’s not one of my usual choices…holy smokes! This recipe is better than any I’ve tried! I will be making this instead of ordering out ever again! Thanks so much for posting!!!

  41. says

    I had read your post a few weeks ago & had all the ingredients BUT the chicken. Finally had a chicken and some time………and WOW, what a great recipe. You are right, it is better than take out.
    I doubled your sauce, so there was extra to go on some pan fried noodles & veggies, then made a pan full of veggie egg rolls, so the table looked just like take out!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!! Will be repeating this recipe often!

  42. Susan says

    I was reading the recipe on orange chicken while eating take out chinese orange chicken thinking “WOW” I can make this!

  43. Amanda says

    Made this tonight for dinner and OMG was is amazing!!!! I would rather eat this orange chicken then go to a chinese restaurant for dinner! thank you thank you thank you for this delicious recipe!!!

  44. says

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I have everything but the chicken! :) Making this just as soon as possible…………you’ve made me hungry.

  45. Clarissa says

    I JUST made this and it is wonderful! Whole family is in love with it. The chicken to egg to cornstarch to egg to panko is very messy and difficult to do. I also almost doubled the ingredients here too. Time consuming. Anybody have any shortcuts?

    Anyway, it was still worth it.

    • Michelle says

      I didn’t dip the chicken in egg first so that omitted a step. Also, I put the cornstarch mixture and chicken in a tupperware and shook it all around, made it go a bit quicker as well.

  46. Heather Johnson says

    I am making this and excited to eat it!! One thing about the wording of this section:

    “Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, another with panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch.”

    This wording sounds like there are only 2 bowls, one with eggs AND bread crumbs, and one with cornstarch. Trust me. This IS NOT a good way to do it. :( I am not a frequent fryer 😉 so i didn’t catch it until I had done a whole batch and was very confused. I am trying it the correct way, with THREE bowls now :) Thanks!!

  47. Gavin says

    My Girlfriend and i made this delectable treat today for lunch. We couldn’t find panko bread crumbs at our local supermarket, so we decided to use Zateran’s chicken breading and it turned out AMAZING! The sauce was simply perfect. And the breading actually added great flavor and added a nice kick! Great recipe! Thanks for posting it!

    Great Job!

  48. Chris Peezy says

    I just made this tonight and it came out amazing! Prep took a little longer than I would have wanted to spend on one dish, but my patience was rewarded in the end result. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  49. says

    This is one of the most delicious recipes I have found online. I made it with all of the recommended ingredients the first time and then I made some minor changes to make it a bit healthier on my second try. Needless to say, both options provided an absolutely delicious treat!

  50. Tracey says

    Is there a good substitute for rice vinegar? I have white and apple cider vinegar, tarragon and red wine vinegar on hand.

  51. Dawn S says

    GGonna try this tonight…hoping that I can make it using my deep fryer and peanut oil – much neater that way…anyone?

    • Dawn S says

      Delish! I’m going to try a tad less rice vinegar next time (or maybe my vinegar is too sharp because its going off?) but great recipe! Thanks for the link!

      • Dawn S says

        OOOOORRRR I could add the correct amount of brown sugar >shakes head at self< At least I didn't serve it yet. I wish I would have waited to post. *sigh*

  52. Kylie says

    Just finished eating this… Was amazing.. Added broccoli and carrots with Chinese noodles kinda like stir fry.. Only thing I was wondering was why my sauce turned brownish rather than orange ? Other than that taste was good , definitely will make again and again

  53. Stephanie EL says

    I made this after finding the recipe on Pinterest and it was AMAZING. I did end up using 6 eggs and 3 cups of panko bread crumbs though, so the amounts listed might be a little off. The hubby and roommate loved this and we will definitely make it again!

  54. John says

    funny , i googled “orange chicken” and this was the fourth one I looked at. Every one had exactly the same ingredients. Just saying !

  55. Travis says

    Tried this recipe out tonight – it’s FABULOUS! I highly recommend! It’s a bit of work and mess but in the end it’s worth it! The sauce itself is great for more applications as well! I look forward to making it again!

  56. Barbara says

    Super! Excellent. I made it tonight. I did not follow the recipe exactly, but close enough. It is delicious. Thank you!

  57. Alicia says

    Made this for dinner tonight with a few twists of my own and it was delish! I skipped the double cornstarching, used whipped egg whites instead of whole eggs, and whole grain bread crumbs. And for the sauce I used splenda brown sugar blend. I also added broccoli to the mix, it was great. It does make a lot of sauce, and as someone who is watching her calories I used 2 tbsp of sauce and shook it with 6 ounces of the chicken and it coated beautifully. Thanks again for the recipe I came across it via pinterest.

  58. Meri says

    I was very dissappointed with this recipe :( the sauce came out way too cornstarch-y and it doesnt taste good at all. My lunch is ruined :(

    • GaylaT says

      If it tasted of cornstarch you didn’t let it come to a full boil. Cornstarch and Flour when used as thickener has to cook or it is nasty. Just make sure it comes to a full rolling boil while stirring and it will not have that raw taste. I’m old so I’ve made every mistake in the book and I was always wanting to know why. I’m a science nut and cooking is science. This really is a good recipe and I’ve made it three times. The sauce is actually the best sweet and sour I’ve come across and I’ve tried a lot. I hope you give it another try.

  59. Dan Van Minnen says

    Just made this recipe as a first meal in my new place. Fan-freakin-tastic. My sauce was more brown than orange though, so we’ll work on that. Right on about maintaining a decent crunch level. Soooo tasty.

  60. Knoel says

    Hubby found this and sent it my way. Hmmmm, hint much? Made it that night and I was a star! Thank you! It was deeeeelish!!

  61. Shayna says

    Made this tonight… SO GOOD. Added green onions to the sauce (on accident – a delicious accident!), and loved the flavor! Making this again in the future.

  62. Jose says

    This was the best dish ever. I love it so much . Why go out to eat when you can make the best food at home.This website is so thorough and complete in showing the creativity and natural taste of food. I will definitely make this recipe.

  63. says

    The Pretty Little Chef posted this on facebook, and I had to come see the recipe! It sounds AMAZING!! We love orange chicken, so I’m definitely putting this one on the menu. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  64. Linda says

    It really looks amazing! I’m going to make it but try to lighten the recipe some. Use egg white to coat the chicken and maybe bake the chicken instead of fry and cut the brown sugar amount down some. May taste as good as yours, may Worth a try though.

  65. Tawn says

    I tried this tonight as I had repinned it on pinterest. The the husband and one toddler loved it, the other toddler kept biting/chewing, then spitting out. The only change I’d suggest is up the amount of eggs; i ran out of eggs and needed twice as many.

  66. Daniel Nobile says

    Great recipe!… The Panko bread crumbs kept a bit of the crispiness, what a great idea! I substituted 6 ounces of orange marmalade for the OJ and orange zest.
    I also added some broccoli which I steamed seperately and combined at the end. I threw some cashews and green onions on top as garnish and served with Jasmine rice.

  67. Josh Wooding says

    Just got done making this for the wifey.. we LOVED it! One question..In the ingrediant list for the sauce at the bottom it says 2 tablespoons water. I couldn’t figure out where this went in.

  68. Eric says

    Just made this about 2 hours ago for lunch. So damn good. Plenty of leftovers for work tomorrow as well. Thanks for sharing!

  69. says

    Hi! I saw this recipe making the rounds on Pinterest so I added it to my must make list. We had it last Friday, and it is honestly one of the most delicious recipes I have ever made. I am still in awe over how wonderful it tasted. I can’t wait to make it again!

  70. Heather says

    I cannot cook and still somehow managed to produce a wonderful dish with your recipe and guidance. Thank you!

  71. Jay says

    I cam across this recipe today and knew i had to make it. I’m eating it now.. and oh man! this is soo goood. I halved the entire recipe but left the garlic and ginger the same. Also, added a bunch of red pepper flakes and it came out great. Thanks for the recipe!

  72. Jody says

    Pretty good chicken, reminds me of take out. For a healthier version you could prepare the chicken the same way but bake it instead of frying it. I also paired it with brown rice and broccoli. My husband loved it!

  73. Sharley Shimlock says

    “Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. Prepare a bowl with beaten eggs, panko bread crumbs and another with corn starch. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the panko bread crumbs, set aside.”

    What am I supposed to do here? Is it one bowl of eggs, starch, salt and pepper, one bowl of bread crumbs and another bowl of just corn starch? Needs a lot of clarification… a lot.

  74. Maria says

    Orange chicken was me and my husbands meal on our first date 3 years ago! I wanted to reenact that day for our date night tonight and found your recipe! Its all set up and i couldnt help myself but taste it before he gets here. It is sooo good! Thanks a million!!! Cant wait till he gets here :)))

  75. ivana says

    made this for my family tonight and they all wanted more, it was so delicious!!! i love how the chicken turns out! thanks for this:)

  76. Dawn says

    I have to try this. I also wish I could figure out how our local Chinese place made the peanut butter chicken they used to make. It had a peanut butter flavor without being sweet, and didn’t have the burn your tongue spice that other peanut butter chicken I’ve tastes has. I even tried peanut chicken and walnut chicken, and nothing even comes close to it.

    If someone reads this and knows what I’m talking about and how to make it, I’d appreciate being told!

  77. Camo says

    I made this a few days ago… That was definitely one of the best dishes I’ve ever cooked! I couldn’t find rice vinegar and had to replace it with a bit of balsamic vinegar though, but it was still absolutely fantastic. Next time I’ll try with a little bit less sugar, and a bit of lemon juice! Thank you for this recipe!

  78. NL says

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was terrific! I loved the sauce. The breading was nice and light. Thanks for the recipe!

  79. Katie says

    My family cut this recipe in half and made it for dinner and it was okay but not nearly as good as Panda has

  80. Rosalba G. says

    Thank you!!!!! I just prepared it this weekend, and it was a total succes!!! The only change i made was that i had to use powder ginger… i couldnt get it fresh (i live in Mexico), but i think the flavor was so good! Definitely, better than take out! Thanks for sharing!

  81. says

    Tried this last night and it was wonderful. I love garlic, so I would probably add a little bit more to the sauce, but overall, it was spot on. Great recipe.

  82. Michelle says

    I made this last night and we all loved it! I short-cutted the breading process by putting the chicken chunks in the egg, then into the cornstarch for a light toss, then quickly into the panko bread crumbs. Worked just fine. Thanks for the recipe!

  83. Amber says

    It worked! Whenever I cook I always somehow manage to make it an experiment where things may or may not turn out for the worst and I am extremely happy to say this was a major success! I have it sitting on the table as we speak and you already know I’m smiling! The sauce is delicious! No more Panda Express for me =)

  84. Amber says

    It worked!! Whenever I cook it’s always an experiment because, naturally, I find some way to screw it up. But not this time! I have this chicken sitting on the table as we speak and it is delicious! I’m so happy you posted this! No more panda express for me! =)

  85. Lauren says

    I just made this recipe, which was incredibly easy to follow btw, and it is AMAZING! Completely agree that it is BETTER than takeout! So thank you for the delicious recipe!

  86. eileendv says

    So two days ago I was standing in front of the fridge and pantry (open at the same time) trying to figure out how to make chicken not boring. I was on my way to staring for 20 mins when I thought, why should I have to stand here doing this when there are people who have done it for me!! I pulled up your page and ‘voila’! Dinner! I made it right away, and we are eating the leftovers on top of salads! It’s actually really good on a bed of spinach with some other random toppings! The sauce is AMAZING!! SO, Thanks for making dinner for me the other night! :)

  87. Wenie Gonzalez says

    These look scrumptious. I think the chicken portion will also be
    great for lemon chicken. I’m going to try this one.


  88. says

    This looks superb! We don’t have any sort of take out where I live. So I am always trying to figure out things just like this. I have to try it, I love orange chicken!

  89. says

    That looks wonderful! I love it when I figure out how to make a favorite “eat out” food at home — such a sense of accomplishment! We’ll definitely be trying this.


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