The Original Orange Chicken
The Original Orange Chicken by Panda Express is probably one of my favourite chicken entrees from a chain of Chinese restaurants. I had my first experience at the Panda Express located at Dayton Road and Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. It was a very good Chinese restaurant and a very popular one. We ordered a number of dishes, but chose The Original Orange Chicken as it was the cheapest option. They also have other entrees that are a little more expensive like the Momo. If you like your chicken very well this is a great place to go with friends or a dinner party.
The Original Orange Chicken has a lot of ingredients in it that I really like. The spices are all very strong, with a hint of sweetness from the peanuts and garlic. The sweetness comes from the corn starch which gives the chicken that nice chewy texture. The other ingredients are sesame oil and white vinegar. The dish could use some more of those.
The Original Orange Chicken has a very interesting history. The story goes that a local celebrity came to town and invited all of the local chicken growers to a “Fowl Forum”. Everybody pitched in their best recipes and the forum was set up. Everyone served their chicken and everyone had a chance to show off their best dish. The owner of the restaurant came in and out of the crowd with his signature dish.
The Original Orange Chicken uses a whole head of orange that is really sweet
The orange really gives the dish a great flavor and color. The orange is used throughout the entire chicken, not just the breasts. There is also sesame oil in the sauce which gives it a sweet and sticky flavor.
While this dish tastes fantastic, there are other things that make The Original Orange Chicken a great dish. The fact that it is served on a bun means that you don’t have to settle for the less than mediocre ingredients. Since the dish has a very strong flavor, it goes well with any kind of sauce, but particularly those that have a sweeter taste to them like barbecue sauce. If you like your dishes sweet and not too spicy then this will be one of the better ways to enjoy orange chicken.
The Original Orange Chicken uses a quality chicken breast rather than the cheapest available cuts of meat
The breast is going to keep you from wasting money and eating dry skin. The leaner the chicken the better as the breast meat is much more versatile and able to satisfy most people’s taste buds. The Original Orange Chicken also has a secret weapon that many other restaurants don’t have: vegetables. The secret weapon is the corn starch which acts as a binder for the sauce.
The Original Orange Chicken has been so popular that it can actually be found in most stores across the country and in some stores overseas. If you happen to be out of luck or if you are in a hurry there are places that you can order this delicious chicken on line. It is available at many different locations such as Whole Foods and even in some drugstores. In order to get a good deal on the Original Orange Chicken it is advised to order in advance. There are many advantages to ordering online including delivery to your home. Many people choose to buy the chicken and then make it part of their weekly meal rotation or they order it frozen so that they have a couple of frozen breasts on hand whenever they are in need of a good breast.
I love making the original orange chicken as part of my every day meals. It is very easy to make and the taste is usually better than any kind of restaurant chicken. Sometimes I like to add other items to the sauce such as onions, bell pepper, garlic, hot sauce, curry powder, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper. The beauty of making this chicken is that you can make small cuts into the breast and use whatever you want to enhance the taste. I usually add my own chili flakes to give it a little kick and voila!, my chicken is ready to serve!