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Baked Orange Chicken Recipe

Baked Orange Chicken

Baked Orange Chicken made with Panda Express Orange Chicken Copycat Sauce with an easy baked recipe that's easier and healthier than frying in 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Baked Orange Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 388 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs , boneless skinless
  • 2 large eggs , beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil , divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger , minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine (white wine works too)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice , from the orange
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 orange , zested
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and add the panko to a food processor and pulse until the crumbs are much smaller, like regular breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the panko to one bowl, the chicken (cut into small chunks) in a second bowl, the eggs in a third bowl, and the flour in a fourth bowl.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces into the flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet, then spray with cooking spray (or brush lightly with vegetable oil).

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, while the chicken is baking, make the sauce.

  5. Add the remaining tablespoon vegetable oil, ginger, garlic and crushed red peppers to a saucepan on medium heat and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  6. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients, bring to a boil until it thickens then turn off the heat and wait for the chicken to finish baking, then toss the chicken with the sauce and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 505mg 21%
Potassium 497mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 20.7%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.