Can Dogs Have Orange Chicken? Is Orange Chicken Safe for Dogs?

When you think of take-out food, what do you think of?

For many Americans, the answer is likely to be some variation on chicken. Whether it’s fried or baked, served with rice or noodles, there are a handful of dishes that have become staples for those looking for a quick bite to eat.

One such dish is orange chicken, a dish that has been popular in Asian cuisine for years but has only recently gained popularity here in the United States.

Can dogs have orange chicken?

Yes, dogs can have orange chicken sparingly. Generally once a week in small quantity is considered safe to dogs. Some experts say that as long as the food is cooked and prepared properly, it’s safe for them to eat as much as they want as long as it’s dog-friendly.

There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to human food for dogs.  One needs to consider if the food is throughly cooked or not, whether it has added flavors, chemicals that can harm to dogs or not.

While it is typically recommended that humans not feed their dogs any raw meat products, orange chicken is cooked and thus still safe to eat.

Orange Fried Chicken for Dogs

Orange chicken is a traditional Chinese dish that consists of deep-fried or oven-baked chunks of crispy white meat chicken coated in a sweet, orange sauce. The dish is most popular with Asian restaurants in the United States, and is usually served with a side of white rice.

The sauce for this dish typically consists of a mix of soy sauce, orange juice, sugar, ginger and garlic.

This dish hails from the Hunan Province in China, where it was created in the 1980s. It became popular in America because of its sweet flavor and contrast from other Chinese food.

Later, Panda Express picked up it’s flavors and put on their menu as “Panda Express Orange Chicken”.  The recipe is huge success and loved by foodies.

So, obiviously people need to know whether they feed this to their dogs or not.

Though, we discussed the answer earlier in this article, let see what ingredients it has, whether they are good for your furry friend or not and how much quantity they can eat.

Main Ingredients of Orange Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Orange Sauce [Made of orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, brown sugar, red chilli flakes, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, water etc]
  • Cornstarch & all purpose flour

Out of these main ingredients, chicken is one of the most important ingredient that dogs can eat while other ingredients are not good for dogs stomach but are used in minute quantity.

Due cornstarch, flour, sugar and other chinese sauce that being used in the recipe, we need to limit the quantity of orange chicken a dog can eat.

I would prefer feeding my dog with small amount or orange chicken once a week or so as far as it get all other nutritional food to eat.

If you decide to feed your dog orange chicken, pay attention to how much he/she eats. Because, If a dog eats large quantity of orange chicken, then they may end up geting digestive problems like diarrhoea and vomitting. And in some situations, the animals could even die from intestinal blockage resulting from overindulging on it

If you dont have anything to feed the dog other than the chicken, you can give them regular (non-orange flavored) chickens s long as they are cooked and free of bones.

Dogs should not be consuming the raw meat since it may cause the bacterial infection.

Nutritional Value of Orange Chicken [100 gm]

Carbohydrates 19 g
Sugars 3 g
Fats 3 g
Proteins 11 g
Sodium 280 mg
Cholesterol 10 mg