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Orange Chicken

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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!


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10 Responses to “Orange Chicken”

  1. Tina @ Mommy's Kitchenposted April 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

    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. Tiffanyposted May 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    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 Cookingreplied May 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

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

      • brendareplied June 4th, 2012 at 1:06 am

        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. Mummatutuposted May 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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


  4. Melissaposted February 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    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.


    • Kristyreplied February 6th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I am certain hers is amazing!!! I love all her recipes too!

  5. brendaposted June 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Please help, I live in New zealand and we don’t have the sauce you use here in this wonderful recipe..Any suggestions on how I could make the sauce or no of what else I could use.. Please email me, id truly appreciate


  6. Denisa Selphposted March 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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


    • Kristyreplied March 31st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Yes, you can…I’ve used frozen for this one too!

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