Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label orange. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orange Chicken

When I made this dish, I asked my husband to try the sauce. He told me that it was good but why could he taste oranges. Before I could answer him, my husband said, "I forgot you told me you were making orange chicken now that would explain the orange taste." My son helped me cook this dish. So, my son took all the credit for supper. This dish is very good and only has a faint orange taste. It will be a dish I will make again.
Orange Chicken
2 eggs
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 lb. chicken, cut into bite size
2/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
zest of one orange
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 stalks of green onion, chopped

  1. Spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and cornstarch. 
  4. Add the chicken and coat. Allow to sit for five minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, 1/2 zest of an orange, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. In batches, brown the chicken for a couple of minutes per a side.
  8. Add the chicken to the prepared baking dish.
  9. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  10. Add half of the chopped green onions. 
  11. Bake the chicken for 30 minutes and the chicken is cooked through.
  12. Top with orange zest and green onions.
Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman

One year ago................................I made Vatrushka (Russian Cheese Bread).
Two years ago..............................I made Pie Crust.
Three years ago............................I made Ham, Cheese, and Egg Panini.
Did you already know..................
-The largest producer of oranges is Brazil. 
-The majority of oranges produces are used for juice.
-Oranges typically have ten segments.