Sunday, November 28, 2010

Orange Chicken

All I have to say about this one is that we loved it and it was really easy! Great recipe from my friend, Linda Dahlianut at gardenbuddies! I added broccoli to the recipe and some sliced clementines. This one is a keeper! Thanks, Linda!



Orange Chicken
Source: Linda (dahlianut) from gardenbuddies
adapted There's Always Thyme To Cook
Printable Recipe

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
about 3 tablespoons oil (for sauteing)

Orange Sauce:
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
a few slices of clementines, or any orange you like
1 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger root
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 package fresh broccoli florets, steamed in microwave oven

In a large saucepan combine the water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil. Combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce, bring sauce back to a boil, stir until it thickens. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm. If sauce too thick, add a little orange juice to thin it out.

Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat. I pour it all in a ziploc bag and shake it to coat the chicken. Then shake the excess flour off before adding pieces to the pan. Saute chicken in a skillet or wok, until browned. 

Add the broccoli to the pan. Pour sauce over the chicken and broccoli, and simmer for at least ten minutes, until chicken is completely cooked! Serve over rice.




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41 comments:

  1. This really looks great! Now I wonder: Do you think I could make this dish with leftover turkey?

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  2. Chicken and clementines - it sounds delicious.

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  3. Thanks for the comments :)

    Melissa, I don't see why it wouldn't work with turkey! The turkey is already cooked, you could just make the sauce!

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  4. Clementines are our favorite and with chicken. Yum!!!

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  5. Yum. Sounds delicious. I love clementines.

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  6. Citrus sounds great to me after eating Thanksgiving leftovers! I like the addition of broccoli.

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  7. Looks good , Carol! I make this, but pick out those green tree things! :)

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  8. I love the idea of clementines and chicken. Looks delicious!

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  9. Sounds wonderful...and would be good with the turkey! Hugs! ♥

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  10. This sounds light and delicious, Carol! Linda has shared some great recipes.

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  11. Mmmmmmm....always ready for a new and easy chicken recipe. Thanks!

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  12. Wow does that ever sound good and looks wonderful. Makes for a great mosaic. Blessings
    QMM

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  13. Ooooooooooh - yum! I think I'll have spring roll for dinner since my son and his girlfriend won't be here for dinner (apparently). It'll be just me and the cats, but they'll not be eating spring roll.

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  14. Oh my!! I'm going to have to try this recipe!!1 It looks wonderful!!1 I do love orange chicken! It's one of my favorite dishes! Thank you! Cathy

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  15. This looks delicious and healthy, Carol! I love orange flavored anything!

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  16. I would love this - would you mind popping in to cut all the chicken into cubes for me???? Looks fabtastic..

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  17. Sounds and looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Take care.

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  18. I'll have to write this one out on a recipe card, my kind of dish!

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  19. That sounds and looks wonderful. I'm ready for a change from turkey that's for sure.

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  20. Wow that looks wonderful! I don't cook much anymore but I'm giving the recipe to my chef...aka my husband! He's been looking for something like that. Thanks, Nancy

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  21. I LOVE Orange Chicken and have never tried to make it.
    Now, don't laugh but at our Walmart in their deli, they have these tiny little balls of orange chicken and I absolutely CRAVE it sometimes. Just love it. Can eat it till the cows come home!!
    SOOO, don't you know I will be trying this one.
    Thanks.
    xo bj

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  22. Yummy, sounds delicious! I think my hubby will even love this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. yumm, that sauce looks very inviting :)

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  24. I love orange. I've made once orange duck and it was awesome. I am keeping this recipe. I will definitely try it.

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  25. It looks simmply wonderful!

    Tyra

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  26. Well... that is my kind of chicken! It sounds perefect. I love the addition ofd oragne sauce.. very creative!

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  27. I love orange chicken and yours looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  28. This is just my kind of recipe!! love orange chicken and will try this one..thanks so much and I love your mosaic!

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  29. Hi Carol! I'm smacking my lips over here! Beautiful. :0)

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  30. Carol, another mouth watering dish. Though I love dark meat, but the chicken breast is just perfect for this!

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  31. Oh, looks yummy! Very clever way to turn it in to a mosaic!

    Erika B

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  32. I love Orange Chicken, and if you look closely, you'll see my name written all over this one!

    Btw, Carol, I just put away an entire bag of Clementines (not hard to do), so this will give me an excuse to buy more.

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  33. It looks delicious, and I'm hungry now!!!

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  34. yum! stop by North Dakota Kitchen and link up any holiday favorites you have to the holiday link page!
    I once made a chicken dish with mandarin oranges and my husband hated it....I liked it pfft what does he know!

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  35. Chicken + Broccoli! It looks so good! Yummy!

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  36. This looks so great. Can't wait to try it!

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