Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pin to Present: Copycat Panda Express

I'm so excited to link up with Anne today.  Ever since I saw Jillian share her Pin to Present, I've been wanting to share my own most recent Pinterest meal.  Well, let's be honest, when I say "my" meal, I mean Mike's.  He made 99% of this recipe, and I was in charge of dropping the chicken in the deep fryer (I'm really good at deep frying things).  I had pinned this recipe well over a year ago, and this was one of those weekends when I sent Mike my "Recipes I Need To Try" board and told him to choose dinner.  I honestly think this orange chicken came out really well and tasted a ton like Panda Express.  The only downside was batter was a bit thin, so those dark spots on my chicken are places where the chicken wasn't fully coated a burned a little in the oil.  I swear, those spots don't taste any different than the rest of the chicken.  We will definitely be making this again.

Panda Express Orange Chicken Copycat from This Pin

17 comments:

Jen said...

I love Panda Express Orange Chicken, so I'm going to make this for sure! Thanks for sharing!!

Nadine Lynn said...

That looks delicious!

BLovedBoston said...

Done and done - making this ASAP! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Holy YUM! Love love LOVE Panda Express, this looks delish :-D

Jen said...

I love their orange and mandarin chickes, they are so good!!

Gretchen Braun said...

I ate at Panda Express wayyy too much in college, so I will have to try this out! Great job :)

Macy said...

Panda Express is my weakness. I remember saving my lunch money in high school to go there after school with one of my girlfriends and we would each get orange chicken and then share a drink. $6.10 each time haha. I am so going to have to make this for her!

Robin said...

Ooooh. I think the copycat version looks even better.

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

WOW. YES, please! You nailed it, lady!

Anne said...

Ah, I love this idea of sending the Pinterest board to your hubby and making him pick dinner! Sometimes I just find meal planning so exhausting. This one sounds and looks really good! Thanks so much for joining up!

Lisa C said...

I definitely prefer making my own Chinese. The taste is always better!

Shay from Great, Now What said...

This is a phenomenal idea! Pin to present- so helpful!

Shea Sayers said...

I am so impressed, that looks SO incredibly good! Good job deep frying :) I love making my own Chinese food at home too. (Also--such a good idea to send your husband your Pinterest board to pick dinner; I'm totally going to try that when I don't know what to make!)

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

My fiance LOVES Panda...I am PINNING and surprising him with this!

Patty said...

yum!! Definitely need to try this because the nearest panda express is 20 minutes away! so sad...

Miss Caitlin S. said...

um... YUMMM. I want to make this!

Jillian Manesh said...

pin to present is such a fun idea right?! love this one... ive been craving chinese food. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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