Panda Express Mandarin Chicken
This dish is very similar to a sauce loved by millions from Panda Express.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6
- 2/3 cup sugar
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 4 teaspoons arrowroot
- ¼ cup water
- 6 skinless chicken thighs
Preheat grill on high.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, garlic, and ginger.
In another small bowl, combine water with arrowroot and stir until arrowroot is dissolved.
Add arrowroot mixture to saucepan and turn heat to high. Stir often while bringing mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4–6 minutes, or until sauce is thick.
When the grill is hot, rub each chicken piece with oil and cook for 4–6 minutes per side, or until completely cooked. Chicken should have browned in spots.
When the chicken is done, chop it into bite-size pieces. Pour the pieces into a large frying pan over medium heat.
Heat until chicken sizzles, reduce heat, and cover chicken until ready to serve. Spoon chicken into a medium bowl, then pour all the sauce over the chicken and stir until well coated.