Winner Winner, Orange Chicken Dinner

If you know me, you know I LOVE chicken and rice. It’s been a while since I’ve had some orange chicken, so I had decided to tackle on my biggest recipe yet. You guessed it. Orange chicken. Here’s how I did it


What you’ll need:

  • Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, diced
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 table spoons or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of orange zest
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2 cups of broccoli, steamed
  • Bowl or plastic bag

What to do:

  • Step 1: For the sauce, combine water, orange juice, lemon juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  • Step 2: Stir in grated orange zest, brown sugar, ginger root, garlic. Let cool. Keep half on the side.

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  • Step 3: Combine flour, half of sauce, diced chicken into a plastic bag or bowl. Shake or stir well and let marinate at least 15 minutes.
  • Step 4: Boil rice and steam broccoli. Set aside.
  • Step 5: Use olive oil to cook chicken on stove top. Remove from pot.
  • Step 6: Add remaining sauce to heat.
  • Step 7: Add cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Let thicken.

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  • Step 8: Stir together sauce and chicken.
  • Step 9: Eat!

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This was by far the most involved recipe I have tackled in life, but also the most rewarding. What recipes have challenged you?


Until next time…

– Jae Marie

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