Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Asian Orange Chicken

Packed with flavor. My house smells like a Chinese restaurant tonight. Really good. I got this online somewhere- maybe allrecipes? I can't remember.

1 1/2 cups water
2 TBSP orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP grated orange zest
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 TBSP chopped green onion
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

3 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP water

3 medium boneless chicken breasts cut up in strips
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

3 TBSP olive oil

Pour 1 1/2 cups water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce and set over medium-high heat. Stir in orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped green onion, and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes or so.

Then, place the chicken in a sealed tupperware or zip lock and marinate in 1 cup of the sauce for 2 hours in fridge.

In another sealed tupperware of zip lock bag mix the flour, pepper, and salt. Add chicken pieces, seal, and shake- coat chicken.

Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown chicken on both sides cooking chicken- place on a plate with paper towel.

Wipe out skillet and add the remaining sauce. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch and 2 TBSP water, stir into sauce. Reduce heat and add chicken pieces and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Serve with rice and steamed veggies.

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