Tasty Tuesday – Orange Chicken

Well, we’re back from our trip to visit the family, and it’s good to be home. The visit never seems long enough, but it is definitely nice to be back in your own bed at night. I hope everyone had a great holiday, and wasn’t too put out by the heat. (The radio said we had a 107 degree heat index here yesterday! YUCK)

Anyway, as I was fussing around with the blog this morning, (still trying to fix the darn footer!) I realized that we haven’t had a Tasty Tuesday since the move. Shame on me, because that is one of the easiest posts to put together! Luckily when I pointed this out to Ant, he told me he had actually taken the initiative to photograph one of his meals the other night just in case it ended up tasting as good as it looked. I’m not sure where my brain has been, but I’m sure grateful that someone has been paying attention!

The funny thing is that even though he says that I made this, I don’t really remember doing it. I must really need a nap, or a Pepsi! I do have to agree with him though, as far as my stir frys go, this one does look good. I dug out the original recipe and saw that I made quite a few changes, so I’m going to share the tweaked version instead of the original which calls for things I don’t normally have on hand. (ie, bean sprouts) 
Orange Chicken Stir Fry

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons of water)
  • Your choice steamed veggies (I used broccoli, red and green peppers, and green beans)

  1. In a small bowl combine the orange juice, soy sauce, salt, garlic and brown sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When oil begins to bubble, add chicken. Saute until cooked through (no longer pink inside), about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add orange sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce begins to bubble. 
  4. Add cornstarch mix and simmer until sauce has thickened to your liking. 
  5.  Serve over veggies and warm cooked rice.

Enjoy, And let me know how this turns out if you give it a try.
Maybe now I can get my weekly schedule back on track and pull everything together!
Don’t hold your breath though.

Thanks for Visiting!
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