Panda Express Orange Chicken

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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2 pounds boneless chicken pieces -- skinned
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup oil (for frying)
1/2 cup plus 1 T cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoons minced ginger root
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 dash crushed hot red chiles
1/4 Cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoons rice wine
1/4 Cup water
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil -- (1/2 to 1)
2 teaspoon Minced zest and
1/4 Cup Juice from
1 large Orange
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Chicken stock
1 tablespoons Light soy sauce

Preparation / Directions:

Combine all ingredients in small bowl and set aside. Cut chicken pieces in 2" squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper, and 1 T oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375. Add chicken pieces, a small batch at time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. (Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.) Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 T oil. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. Stir water into remaining 1 T cornstarch until smooth. Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thick. Stir in 1 teas. sesame oil. Serve at once.

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