TikToker Exposes How Panda Express Makes Their Orange Chicken
A TikTok of a Panda Express worker showing how they make their orange chicken has gone viral.
The video was posted just two days ago and already has 1.2 million views and over 180 thousand likes. As someone that used to work at Panda Express, I can understand why so many people were excited to see this video.
The worker shows how they combine the different ingredients in the wok, add the chicken fresh from the fryer, and do some fancy flips to coat the chicken in the sauce. I worked the front of the store and didn’t get the chance to cook, so it always impresses me how they handle those large woks with ease.
Orange chicken is their most popular entre, so much so that it is always made in larger batches than the other meat options. It also goes so fast that the kitchen is practically always making more (at least at the location I worked at). The three things that they are constantly making are the fried rice, chow mein, and orange chicken.
Something about the crispy chicken with the sweet sauce has people going wild, so of course, they want to know how it's made. Unfortunately, they can’t tell you exactly how to make it because one of the key features is the ‘orange sauce’ that they have pre-made. However, if you are able to figure out what is in that sauce, then you are golden.
If you still want to try making it at home and don’t want to pull out the wok and figure out the secret part of the sauce, I'm pretty sure you can buy a bottle of the orange chicken sauce at the grocery store. It probably isn’t quite the same, but it’ll be pretty darn close.
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