Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cravings Ravings//Succulent Orange Chicken!

I know lunch is gonna turn out fantastic when while it's simmering hot and savory on the stove, my dad keeps pestering me when it's gonna get served (because the aroma is enticing torturing him, he says). Annyhooooo, today I present to you a fast-food favorite that takes a homemade run! Juicy, Amazing and tangy Orange Chicken!
This is so addictive that I kept running sneaking back and forth to the kitchen even after lunch and having equally sneaky bits and relishing them!
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Here's the ingredients lowdown and the method after that!
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When I was a kid, my parents used to get us take-out from our hometown Chinese restaurant, House of Hunan, and Orange Chicken was always in our to-go bag. I'm not sure if it was the sweet taste from the honey and orange or just the exotic name, but this...
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cubed, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup  peas, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder  (optional)

How-to:

1. Mix the first 5 ingredients along with the chili powder (if you're using it for a teeny dash of spiciness) in a bowl.
  1. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and cook the chicken cubes for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. 3. Add the vegetables and cook an additional 2 minutes then transfer the chicken vegetable mixture to a bowl.
  3. 4. Add the sauce to the pan, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes until reduced by half.
  4. 5. Add the chicken and vegetables back into the sauce and cook an additional minute.
  5. 6. Serve hot with hakka noodles or fried rice as a side!
  6. 7. Pin and share you lovelies! :)
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Oh yeah,let's get up close and personal with this beauu-uuty (fakes Aussie accent in vain)

PS: I did two pairings, with white rice and egg fried rice!
  1. I hope you savor this recipe as much as I do, and if you try it or are gonna try it, drop me a comment to let me know!
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  6. Nash!
  7. CREDIT: Recipe adapted and modified from Weelicious.com



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