Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe – Gluten Free

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 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free

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Growing up we cooked a ton in the kitchen – but on nights when we would want to relax and watch t.v my dad would pick up dinner at Panda Express

Our Panda Express was located IN THE MIDDLE of a super market ( isn’t that a little strange)

Regardless my order was the same for 15 years –  Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe 🙂 I * heart*  Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe SO much but sadly it has gluten ( flour) in it and because of my allergy I cannot have it

My brother has a similar allergy and is currently at home for a few weeks and really was craving  Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe so I decided to make it for us

I decided to make it gluten – free also used breast meat BUT also use some fresher ingredients — this recipe is WAY tastier.

 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free

Most everything you need for this recipe is already in your pantry – the cost was not that expensive. You must make sure to have gluten – free soy sauce on hand for this recipe as well as rice flour 🙂

 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free

My dad of course helped make the recipe and put on the finishing touches to the chicken before I took the final shots. I take the picture on the ground because I am one short cookie and that is the only way I can get ALL angles

 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free

Can I tell you that this orange chicken tasted better than  Panda Express Orange Chicken

 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free

Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe - Gluten Free



  • Chicken
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoon of white pepper
  • oil (for frying)
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup white rice flour (Bulk Section)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed hot red chill pepper
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • Orange Sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 orange - zest


  1. Heat Oil in a Large Skillet - you want it to be at leach 1½ inch deep of oil
  2. Cut up chicken into bitesize pieces - place in a bowl
  3. In another bowl - whisk - egg, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  4. In another bowl - mix flour and cornstarch together
  5. Place chicken into the egg mixture - mix till well coated
  6. Dip chicken into the flour mixture - coat well
  7. Fry chicken in batches for a few minutes ( I always test a piece to make sure of the cooking time) - place cooked chicken onto a paper towel
  8. In another bowl whisk the ingredients for the orange sauce
  9. Place the chicken in the sauce and coat well
  10. Enjoy

Recipe is adapted from HERE