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Orange Chicken

I am a frequent stir fry eater, as I find it both healthy and delicious.  It’s also easy and a great way to make a one dish meal.  For a while now, I have been looking for some good Orange Chicken recipes with no luck!  I tried a few and neither of them turned out well.  I think for the most part it was probably just me!

Then, I saw this Orange Chicken recipe on Mommy’s Kitchen. This was exactly what I was looking for!  I had every intention of making the sauce myself and creating this exactly as the recipe instructs; however, then I was wandering down the aisles at my local grocery store and found, Panda Express Orange Sauce.

I immediately realized I could possibly save myself even more time and ingredients and use this sauce instead.  My husband and I love Panda Express, so I knew without a doubt we would really enjoy this sauce.

I went ahead and made this recipe exactly as she instructs regarding method, the only part I changed was instead of making my own sauce I used 1 Cup of the Panda Express Orange Sauce.  I poured this in with the chicken and veggies just as the recipe calls for.  I let it cook until it was well saturated into my chicken and veggies.

Once my Orange Chicken was finished I topped it over brown rice and dinner was served!

Another reason why I love dishes like this is that this sauce has no MSG, one of the downsides for me when it comes to Asian food is I try to stay away from MSG but so much of it consists of MSG it is sometimes hard to do that.  Making this at home means I can make it as healthy or not healthy as I would like.

I am loving this Orange Chicken and the sauce.  I am planning to utilize this same technique to make Kung Pao Chicken.  I found a sauce for that as well, I am not into spicy so that one will be all for my husband!

Enjoy!

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  1. I saw those sauces at Walmart a couple weeks back. I too love Panda Express. It is so good to know the sauce are worth purchasing. I love shortcuts for a meal so good choice Kristy. I might have to try the orange one myself.

  2. I do a “cheater” meal with that Panda Express orange sauce and Tyson Popcorn chicken. Add some green pepper and onion and it’s done in 10 minutes. Love fast stuff!

    • Mommy Hates Cooking says:

      Fabulous idea, especially on those nights that are just too busy!!

      • Hi there dear lady, we don’t have that sauce in my country, could you email-me with alternatives that we may have In New Zealand..Thanks Brenda..I love your recipes so much..I find it hard too with your weights and measure ments. We are in metrics lol..HELP :-(

  3. I am totally looking forward to the Kung Poa Chicken recipe… I love spicy!

  4. Mommy’s Kitchen is one of my favorite recipe sites. I don’t know how I missed this one! I’m going to make the sauce using her recipe. I don’t care for the Panda Express sauce.

  5. Denisa Selph says:

    Do you think I could use the bag of frozen peppers for this?

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