My coordinator, Sarah, asked me the other day if I were to eat only one thing for the rest of my life what would it be? My answer: Panda Express. I am obsessed with their orange chicken. They even sell Panda Express Orange Sauce at the store, but I am telling you right now it is nothing like the real thing. I don't know what they do, but the real stuff is amazing!!
We have tried this orange sauce recipe a couple of times, and it's pretty good! It's still not quite as good as Panda Express, but it is the best alternative I have come across!! It's tangy and sweet with a kick from the crushed red peppers. I only have the recipe in a yield of 60 servings, but I am going to try my best to do it for only a yield for approx. 6 servings.
Panda's Orange Chicken
Yield: 6 servings
1 1/2 cups water
1/8 cup orange juice
1/2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
3 Tbsp. cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. minced ginger
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1 rounded teaspoon chopped green onions (I usually add more because that seems like nothing)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
Put all ingredients in a stock pot. Bring to a boil. Whisk about a tablespoon of cornstarch with about 1/4 cup of the sauce in a separate bowl until cornstarch is well mixed without any lumps. Add cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Let boil for another minute and if it's still not the thickness you would like, add more cornstarch.
Once sauce has reached the right thickness, add immediately to your chicken, beef, pork or tofu.
Yummmmm..I love Chinese food!!! I can't wait until biggest loser is over so that I can head straight to Panda! Counting the days.... :)