I’m a fast foodie – like, a foodie, but with food courts. I’d love to go with all my friends to a food court that’s also a buffet – with unlimited orange chicken from Panda Express… I’m a simple man with simple pleasures.“
Orange chicken is one of our favorite indulgences, a delicious blend of chicken, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil drenched in a delicious orange sauce. We know that it is almost the perfect Asian food, and that’s why we weren’t at all surprised to find it had a holiday of its very own, Orange Chicken Day!
Learn about Orange Chicken Day
Orange Chicken Day has been designed to celebrate the delicious Chinese dish that is now enjoyed all around the world. If you are a fan of Orange Chicken, you have the perfect excuse to indulge in it on this day – not that you need one!
If you have never had Orange Chicken before, you are seriously missing out, and you should definitely use Orange Chicken Day to try this delicious dish. The dish is made with boneless and skinless chicken breast, which is cut into smaller pieces, dredged, and then fried until it is lovely and crispy and golden in color. It is then covered in a sweet and sticky orange sauce, which tastes delicious.
There are many different variations of the sauce, but it typically includes orange zest and orange juice, as well as red chili flakes, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and vinegar. If you take a look online, you will see that there are many different recipes for Chinese Ora nge Chicken. Some people prefer to use skinless chicken thighs, for example. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, referring to an authentic Chinese recipe is always going to harvest the best results!
History Of Orange Chicken Day
Orange chicken is a common sight at many North American Chinese restaurants and is a common favorite of patrons. Starting with a foundation of chicken that’s been battered and fried before being tossed in an orange-flavored chili sauce it’s then fried, letting the sauce thicken to a glaze. It was an immensely popular dish in China during the Hunan era and continued to be popular straight into the modern day. There was one period in the past, however, when the orange chicken wasn’t actually made from chicken.
During the 1600’s there was a plague that crossed through northern China and killed off large portions of the chicken population. Out of desperation (and a love of orange chicken), the people there had to find new meats to use in their orange chicken dish. Beef was the most common, but just about any form of meat could be used to make this coveted dish. Of course, the people in southern China had no trouble at all, as their chickens were unaffected.