Here is a recipe from Tamy from Always Eat on the Good China. This is a part of Nicole's Taste & Create. Bloggers are paired together and you each get to make a dish from their site. Check it out, it's a fun way to make new recipes and meet new bloggers!
She had a bunch of wonderful recipes but I finally decided on her Honey Orange Chicken.
I tried to stick with the original recipe as close as possible, even though I swore never to bread chicken chunks to fry in a pan again. For me - unless you use a lot of oil, it doesn't seem to work and I end up wishing I had just cooked the chicken chunks without the flour and cornstarch batter.
Well, I did it and it worked fairly well.
We found this incredible and super delicious! I will for sure make it again. Though knowing me, I will just dump the sauce in the pan with the veggies and make it as a stir fry. I'm all about simple and quick. I did like the caramelization from the oven though. Either way, I completely recommend this recipe and can't wait to make it again!
Honey Orange Chicken with Broccoli Recipe
Adapted from Always Eat on the Good China
2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 large onion, 1/4 of it chopped, the rest cut into slices
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. soy sauce mixed with 1 tbsp. cornstarch
Juice of 2 oranges (I used 4 small cutie oranges)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. red chile pepper flakes
3 tbsp. cooking sherry
1/2 cup splenda (or sugar)
zest of one orange (mine didn't zest so I didn't use this)
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 lb. broccoli florets
Mix cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in large ziploc bag. Mix egg and sesame oil in a small bowl. Toss the chicken in the egg and then toss in the flour bag.
In a large skillet, heat and spray with cooking spray. When hot, add the chicken pieces and cook turning as needed until all sides are brown. 4 - 8 minutes. Remove chicken. In same pan, add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients, soy sauce through garlic. Stir and heat until slightly thickened. Add the chicken to the sauce and coat. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then I broiled it for about 3 - 4 minutes to get some more color on the chicken.
Place the rest of the sauce into another bowl and set aside. In same pan, cook sliced onions for 4 - 5 minutes until they get some color. Add broccoli and cook for about 6 - 8 minutes until bright green and done.
Serve chicken with broccoli onion mixture. Drizzle with the extra sauce.
Total calories = 2252 calories
4 servings = 563 calories per serving
Honey Orange Chicken with Broccoli & Onions = 563 calorie dinner
One Year Ago...
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.
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