Leah and I have been on the road almost three months and the cravings are starting. It’s always what you least expect, I’d cross Patagonia for jar of peanut butter.. ok back on topic. Panada Express Orange Chicken. Miss it, dearly. Can’t say I frequented Panda Express too much at home, but when I did, it was enjoyable. This recipe can easily be molded to pretty much any of the chinese buffet chickens, Orange, Genral Tsao’s, Sesame, Garlic, and so on. Just need to substitute the flavor in you want.
This recipe isn’t as easy in a hostel as some of the other recipes, but if you run across a nice kitchen and have a craving for orange chicken, this is your ticket! Enjoy!
1 chicken breast
1 cup handfuls flour
1/4 cup oil for frying (60ml)
Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Water
6 tablespoons sugar (white or brown)
6 tablespoons vinegar
zest of 1 orange
Pan for frying
Plastic Grocery bag
Small Bowl for sauce
Large Bowl for chicken and eggs
2 Plates for Chicken
- Mix together ingredients for sauce in bowl, set aside.
- Place chopped green onion and garlic next to stove. Once the chicken is fried, this recipe moves fast. You’ll want all ingredients next to the stove.
- Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
- Break 2 eggs into large bowl, stir in dash of salt and pepper.
- Drop chicken pieces in large with eggs to coat.
- 4 or 5 pieces at time drop chicken into bag of flour.
- Shake bag to coat chicken in flour. Place coated chicken on plate.
- Continue steps 5 and 6 until all chicken is coated.
- Pour oil into pan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Fry all chicken, 4-5 pieces at a time. Place fried chicken pieces on plate.
- Leave oil in pan and add garlic. (all chicken is removed)
- Fry garlic for 15 seconds until you can smell it.
- Add green onions. Fry for 30 seconds.
- Add sauce. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.
- Add 2 table spoons of flour and stir into liquid.
- Add chicken pieces to pan and stir.
- Fry for an additional 2-3 minutes to blend all the flavors together. As the sauce thickens. If sauce isn’t thickening stir in another tablespoon of flour.
Not as easy as the other recipes on this website, but if you are craving some orange chicken, this will be a live-saver.
Enjoy! Let us know your thoughts!
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Here you will find easy to prepare recipes for travelers. We have been backpacking on and off for almost five years gathering recipes in hostel kitchens wherever we go. We've included all of our favorite hostel recipes.
We try to use only a couple ingredients and to keep everything healthy. Vegetables can be few and far between when traveling.
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