Orange Chicken and Panda Express go together like the Big Mac and McDonald’s and the Whopper and Burger King. When you pick up your Combo Plate, you always have to fill one of your entrees with the delicious sweet and tangy, Orange Chicken.
Panda Express seems to be a staple in most strip malls or shopping centers. Currently as of the writing of this post, they are only in 45 states with the only holdouts in the North East of the US. (Sorry Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.)
Finding this recipe was a difficult task and took a while to perfect, but this is my best guess and I think it comes pretty dang close.
Orange Chicken from Panda Express
The timeless classic that is Orange Chicken from Panda Express. It is quick and easy to make and sure to please everyone.
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.
Add all sauce ingredients into a pot and heat until a slow simmer, constantly stirring. Cook until a dark golden brown.
This one is a surprise for my wife. The Olive Garden’s Italian Salad Dressing is the only dressing she will have with her salads. She absolutely is a FREAK over this stuff. So when I came across the copycat recipe, I had to try it for myself and share it with you guys.
Hope you enjoy!
The Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing
The Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing is an iconic dressing that is sure to please everyone. The rich and zesty flavors will keep you coming back for more.
Thoroughly combine in a container of your choosing. Make sure to refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
In order to make the best Mexican food, you need to start with the essentials. Don’t go out and buy those nasty tortillas you find in the store. They are filled with so many disgusting chemicals. Make them at home and for a fraction of the cost.
Worlds Best Flour Tortillas
Stop buying those crappy chemical filled tortillas from the supermarket. Make your own in no time at all.
Grab a large bowl and mix the Flour, Salt, and Baking Powder.
Take the shortening and crumble it into the flour mix until the flour mix becomes crumbly.
Add water and mix until the dough starts to take shape.
Throw some flour down on your counter and knead the dough until it is smooth and stretchy.
Put it in a bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let it sit for one hour.
Split the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll into a ball. If you want to make smaller taco tortillas, cut into 12 pieces.
Heat up your skillet to medium high heat.
Throw some flour on a rolling pin and roll each dough ball into a tortilla. If you want the tortillas to come out better, use a tortilla press or frying pans.
Throw the tortillas on a skillet and cook until lightly golden brown.
Pull off the tortillas and place under a towel.