Where does orange chicken come from?
We can thank Panda Express Executive Chef, Andy Kao, for inventing this amazing dish in 1987 in Hawaii.
He drew inspiration from the Hunan province of China, a region whose food is known for bold flavors and bright colors. Now, his sweet-and-sour creation is a signature item on countless Chinese American menus.
What can you eat with orange chicken?
Steam up some fluffy rice and make some other take-out classics like Hot & Sour Soup or Egg Drop Soup, Honey Walnut Shrimp and Beef & Broccoli. If you'd rather skip the rice, orange chicken also goes great with Vegetable Lo Mein.
Check out a quick story summary of our recipe!