Panda Express has recently launched a new item: orange chicken with bacon. Yes, everyone’s favorite orange chicken got together with bacon and they are now happily married in this new dish.
I am sure you have seen it on TV ads, and have already tried it, so now how do you make it? Testing again!
A few readers have requested a copycat Panda Express orange chicken with bacon recipe. I’ve got you covered!
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The key is to cut your bacon into bite sized pieces, and cook it in a small pan until they are super crispy. After you make your orange chicken, toss in the bacon pieces, do a couple of quick stirs and you are done.
Serve warm with steamed rice and you can have a quick and healthy Chinese takeout at home!
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Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken With Bacon Recipe
Panda Express Orange Chicken with Bacon Copycat recipe. Make it at home in 20 minutes!
- 8 oz boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 teaspoons cooking oil 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 slices Applewood-smoked bacon, pan-fried/baked till crisp, cut into pieces
- oil for deep-frying
- salt and sugar to taste
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup water, ice cold
- 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce sauce, Huy Fong "Rooster" brand, (optional)
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar or Chinese white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1In a bowl, mix in all the Orange Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
2Make the Frying Batter. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and mix in the rest of the Frying Batter ingredients until batter is smooth. Drop in the chicken cubes and mix well. Heat up a pan or wok with deep-frying oil. Gently drop in the battered chicken cubes, one by one, making sure it is spread out to prevent sticking and overcrowding the wok. Deep-fry until color changes to golden brown and completely cooked. Dish out and drain on paper towels.
3Heat up the pan/wok or over medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant.
4Gently pour in the Orance Sauce mixture, stir until the sauce thicken. You may adjust additional seasoning as per taste, ie. water (if sauce is too thick, cornstarch solution, to thicken the sauce), add salt, sugar, chili sauce, to taste. Toss in the deep-fried chicken and bacon, stir well, dish out and ready to serve with warm steamed white rice.