Orange Chicken from Panda Express (CopyCat Recipe)

Orange Chicken from Panda Express (CopyCat Recipe)

Who came here to get an Orange Chicken Recipe? As you all know, Orange Chicken and Panda Express go together like the Big Mac from McDonald’s or the Whopper from Burger King. When you pick up your Combo Plate, you must fill one of your entrees with the delicious sweet and tangy, Orange Chicken.

Describe Chinese Food

Chinese food? Oh man, where do I even start? It’s like this flavor-packed rollercoaster ride for your taste buds, seriously! Picture this: you’ve got these dishes bursting with all kinds of flavors – sweet, savory, spicy – all at the same time. And the textures? Let’s just say crunchy veggies, tender meats, and slurp-worthy noodles are all part of the party.

But here’s the kicker: it’s not just one-size-fits-all. Nope, Chinese cuisine is like a whole bunch of mini cuisines rolled into one giant feast. You’ve got your spicy Sichuan dishes that’ll set your mouth on fire (in the best way possible), your Cantonese dim sum delights with their delicate flavors, and everything in between.

And don’t even get me started on the variety! From steaming bowls of noodle soups to crispy Peking duck and everything else under the sun, Chinese food has something for everyone. Plus, it’s all about sharing, which means you get to dig into a little bit of everything with your crew.

Basically, Chinese food is like a flavor explosion in your mouth, a culinary adventure you never want to end. So grab those chopsticks and get ready to dive in!

Panda Express

Orange Chicken from Panda Express is a popular Chinese-American dish that combines tender chunks of crispy fried chicken with a sweet and tangy orange-flavored sauce. Personally, I think this is the best sauce that Panda Express has to offer. You then coat the chicken in a light batter and deep-fry it to golden perfection. This gives is a crunchy exterior while remaining juicy on the inside. To make the sauce, you take some orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and other seasonings and mix it together over heat. The result is a flavorful combination of sweet and savory notes with a hint of citrus brightness. Put what you want on it such as chopped green onions for a fresh touch. This dish is a crowd-pleaser, loved for its irresistible combination of textures and flavors, making it a staple on the Panda Express menu.

Enjoy this Copycat Orange Chicken Recipe and let us know what you think.

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Orange Chicken from Panda Express

The classic Orange Chicken from Panda Express is a quick and easy dish that is sure to please everyone.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish, Sauce
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8 servings



  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Egg
  • as needed Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 Cup AP Flour
  • as needed Water to make sure the batter is correct

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Distilled Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Water


Cooking and Serving

  • Trim the Chicken into bite sized chunks. Throw the chicken bites into a couple ziplock bags and add the egg, salt, pepper, flour, corn starch, and soy sauce. Slowly add water to make this an even coated batter. Let this sit in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Heat up some oil for frying (enough to cover the chicken). Fry the chicken until golden brown. Drain the chicken and wait 3 minutes before adding them into the sauce.

Sauce Prep

  • Add all sauce ingredients into a pot and heat until a slow simmer, constantly stirring. Cook until a dark golden brown.
Spicy Marinara Sauce

Spicy Marinara Sauce

Today we are going to be taking a look at a KILLER Spicy Marinara Sauce.  Nothing says Italian Cuisine more than a classic tomato marinara sauce.  Nowadays we are saving time by opening those bottled or canned marinara sauces at the cost of flavor.  Who makes the best spicy marinara sauce?  I have to say that the best marinara sauce is the one you slow cook at home!

Most American’s have no idea what true, homemade marinara sauce tastes like.  So let me be your genuine Italian Guido and fix that.  NEVER EVER buy canned marinara sauce again.  It’s expensive, you lose flavor and nutrients, and this one tastes much much better.

Sure it will add some time to your day, but YOLO right?  Why waste your life with crappy marinara sauce?

Now this recipe is going to take some time, so buckle up partner, I never said it would be easy, I just said that it would be worth it.

Check out our Rattlesnake Bites Copycat Recipe to pair with this marinara.

Killer Marinara Sauce

Killer Marinara Sauce

A classic tomato sauce with a spicy kick that is not overpowering. This will be an instant classic in your home and can be made in large batches and saved for later.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/4 Cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 6 Peeled Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 5 Cloves garlic diced finely
  • 3 leaves Basil diced
  • 1 small Onion diced finely
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes


  • Take your tomatoes and steam them for 10-15 minutes. This is to release the skin from the tomatoes. Peel the tomatoes and set aside.
  • Heat up the oil and saute the onion for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Add the Basil, Garlic, and Spices and add the tomatoes one by one smashing them with a potato masher or your hands, whichever you prefer.
  • Let the pot simmer for as long as you can let it simmer. Normally, this is about an hour so that all the flavors can marry.
Keyword Sauces

Honey BBQ Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings

Honey BBQ Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings

If it is one thing you can set your watch to, it is the fact that whenever we go out to Buffalo Wild Wings, my wife orders the Boneless wings with Honey BBQ sauce.  She doesn’t stray from her classic order EVER.  To be fair she is consistent anytime we order any type of wing.

She is a BBQ girl.

Me on the other hand, I love to try all the different sauces like Asian Zing and the Parmesan Garlic Sauce, I have even ventured to the insanely spicy sauces.  I hope to compete in the spicy wing challenge they have.

In her honor, we present to you the Honey BBQ sauce recipe from Buffalo Wild Wings!

Check out the other Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces we have made.

Hungyr Doug - Buffalo Wild Wings: Honey BBQ

Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Sauce

Here we have the classic Honey BBQ sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings. Nice and sweet with a hint of smoke.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 12 Wings


  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper Ground
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients into a blender, then simmer in a saucepan for 30 minutes.
Keyword BBQ Sides

Parmesan Garlic Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings

Parmesan Garlic Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings

Welcome back everyone, it has been a while.  Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite sauces for chicken, Parmesan Garlic Sauce.  This is one of the famous sauces from Buffalo Wild Wings that gives a nice cheesy kick to your wings.  It isn’t spicy, but you can add this to other sauces or add your own spiciness with diced jalapeños or Cayenne pepper.



Garlic Parmesan - Hungry Doug

Buffalo Wild Wings : Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 12 Wings


  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and then a saucepan for 20-30 minutes. Refrigerate until used.
Keyword Copycat Recipe, Sauces

How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?

How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?

There is nothing better than a good homemade alfredo sauce.  I have often asked myself, How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?  Many people do not know how to make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch.  It is super easy and will change your life.  You will never want to pay for one of those flavorless bottles of sauce again.

History of Fettuccini Alfredo

Between restaurants, cookbooks and supermarket shelves, Alfredo sauces vary widely, both in style and quality. Here’s a rundown of fettuccine Alfredo’s history and sauce variations.

The original dish was an extra-buttery version of an Italian standard, fettuccine al burro — fettuccine with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. It was created in Rome in 1914 by chef Alfredo di Lelio and served at his restaurant, Alfredo’s. Legend has it that in 1927, silent-film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks discovered this dish while honeymooning in Rome. Upon returning to Hollywood, they served it to friends; soon, fettuccine Alfredo was popular — but in a new, American guise.

According to The Italian-American Cookbook by John Mariani and Galina Mariani (Harvard Common Press, $19.95), since American butter and parmesan cheese lacked the richness of their Italian counterparts, cream was added to the sauce to compensate. This version became an Italian-American classic. Although popular in the United States, it never took root in Italy.

Ultimately, Alfredo sauce became a victim of its own popularity. Supermarkets began selling ready-made Alfredo sauces, thickened with flour or cornstarch and sometimes made with cheap ingredients. Many chain restaurants began using the pre-fab sauces, too. Noodles tossed with this convenience product can’t compare with this recipe for fresh fettuccine Alfredo made with Parmigiano-Reggiano, unsalted butter and fresh cream. Sure, you can make the original Roman recipe now that true Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano is widely available; but the version with cream is divine, and worthy of an occasional calorie splurge.

Source: Dallas News

How do you make Alfredo Sauce?

Check out the recipe below!

Alfredo Sauce - Hungry Doug

How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?

This super easy sauce is a staple in most Italian cuisine. Everyone should know how to make it. You will never buy the flavorless stuff in jars from the grocery store again.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder for an extra garlicy kick
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1.5 Cup milk to make it not at thick
  • 1.5 Cups REAL Parmasean Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper


  • Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and stir on low heat for 10 minutes. Once the cheese has melted into the liquids you are done!
Keyword Sauces

How to make Big Mac Sauce at Home

How to make Big Mac Sauce at Home

The Big Mac is one of those things that is synonymous with America. Normally babies first words are “Big Mac and a Coke, please”. There is just something about the combination of 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, onion, pickles on a sesame seed bun that hypnotizes the senses.  I can’t think of any other burger that has captivated society as much as this one has.

How to make Big Mac Sauce

On the very first episode of Hungry Doug, we take a look at the Big Mac, where we make our own and show you how to make the sauce that can go on pretty much anything.



Big Mac - Hungry Doug

Big Mac Sauce

Here we have a copycat recipe for Big Mac Sauce. Put this on your Burgers, Sandwiches, dip your fries in it. It contains healing properties (so they say)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Relish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder


  • Combine everything into a bowl.
  • For optimal results, let it sit in the fridge overnight.
Keyword Big Mac