Panda Express Rings in Chinese New Year with Firecracker Chicken Breast


It's back! Panda Express, the nation's leader in Asian dining experiences, celebrates 2012's Chinese New Year with the return of the Firecracker Chicken Breast. Tender chicken is sauteed in a wok with red and yellow bell peppers in a spicy black bean sauce.

"According to Chinese folklore, chicken represents prosperity and happiness, while firecrackers are a traditional part of New Year celebrations," explains Executive Chef Andy Kao. "Nian, a man-eating beast, came into towns in search of people to feast upon. People used bright red decorations and firecrackers to scare Nian away to have a safe new year."

The Firecracker Chicken Breast will be available at participating Panda Express locations from January 4th to February 14th. To kick off day one of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, Panda Express fans on Facebook are offered a coupon for a free single serving of Firecracker Chicken Breast on January 23rd.

In addition to this delectable treat, Panda Express is proud to offer the Chinese New Year Learn with Me Program. Geared toward elementary school students, an interactive curriculum teaching children about the history of one of China's traditional holidays.

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