Wednesday, February 26, 2014

orange chicken

If there is one thing in this world I crave more than anything it is orange chicken- preferably the unhealthy fast food kind! So in my on going quest to fulfill my cravings but in a healthier way, I have been making myself homemade orange chicken- minus the unhealthy ingredients! Orange chicken is actually really fast and easy to make!

CHICKEN PREPARATION: There are a number of ways to prepare the chicken but I like to simply cube around 4-5 chicken breasts or cutlets and bake them in the oven or a pan. An alternative is to make crispy chicken by breading it and frying or baking it.

1 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup of soy sauce
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of sambal or your favorite spice (if you like spice)
1-2 minced garlic gloves
1 tablespoon of cornstarch

While the chicken is cooking add the ingredients to a sauce pan. 
Bring to a simmer. 
The last step is to add the cornstarch (I mix it with a little bit of water first to prevent lumping) to the sauce and bring to a boil. 
Heat until it is thickened.
Remove from heat and lightly toss with the chicken.
I like to sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions on top of jasmine rice.


BellaKarma said...

Thank you! Someone else who understands! Seriously, I just want to put a straw in that orange sauce. :D

modern handmade jewelry said...

Looks yummy!

livethegoldenrule said...

I used to make something similar when the kids were home. Can't remember where I got the recipe, but it was called "Sunshine Chicken." OJ, minced garlic and Chix boullion cubes. But this was marinated overnight. Your's is easier, and it looks great!!!

mizdarlin said...

Thanks Alisa, looks wonderful! I eat lots of chicken and have to admit that I'm getting bored with my own few recipes, so this is simple and welcome...

monica said...

thanks for this post! i make orange chicken all the time only the non-healthy version. now i can try a healthier version with just as much yum power.

An_Geli_Ka said...

easy...peasy...Looks so yummy ! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I will be making this tonight! Thanks!

Maryam said...

Ooh yummy... and it looks so delish!
Am definitely gonna try it tonight!
thank you so much-
Maryam @

..Andrea Pineda.. said...

I cooked the recipe for lunch today and it was a complete success. THANK YOU!!!! Your cooking ideas are tasty and easy to prepare.


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