Panda Express Orange Chicken in Air Fryer (Copycat) | WW Points | Skinny Kitchen

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Panda Express Orange Chicken in Air Fryer (Copycat)

I think you’re going to LOVE this simple and skinny remake…Maybe even more than beloved Panda’s Orange Chicken. It has a yummy homemade sauce and the chicken is made skinny in an air fryer. Each serving has 322 calories, 6 grams of fat. Serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice.

  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup barbecue sauce
  • cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon ginger from a jar, see shopping tips
  • A little garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for topping
  • Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees. Coat inside basket with olive oil spray.

  • In a small shallow bowl, add the egg and beat well. In another shallow bowl, combine cornstarch and flour.

  • Dip chicken pieces into egg, then cornstarch/flour. Add pieces to air fryer basket. Place against each other. It’s ok to overlap chicken pieces a bit. Spray top of chicken with olive oil spray. Cook for about 10 minutes until chicken is no longer pink inside. No need to turn chicken over while cooking.

  • In the meantime, in a small saucepan, mix together all sauce ingredients. Simmer for about 7-10 minutes until heated and flavors combined.

  • Remove chicken to a bowl and pour the heated sauce over chicken. Mix with a rubber spatula to coat chicken well. Add to a serving plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds all over top.

  • Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or steamed shredded cabbage. Leftovers freeze great.

  • Makes 4 servings. Each serving, ½ cup rice and 1 cup orange chicken

Food Facts
Panda Express Orange Chicken is their signature dish. It’s crispy chicken, wok-tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce. One serving has 490 calories and 23g fat.

Shopping Tips
Ginger, from a jar, can be found in the produce section of your supermarket. It’s usually displayed in the same section with garlic, in a jar. It will keep in your refrigerator for several months.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW SmartPoints 10-Green
WW Points Plus

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
322 calories, 6g fat, 2g sat. fat, 112mg chol, 28g protein, 40g carbs, 1g fiber, 404mg sod, 22g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle Points
164 calories, 0g sat. fat, 2g protein, 22g sugar

Serving: 1.5cupCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 28gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 404mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gBlue Smart Points: 7Green Smart Points: 10Plus Points: 8


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