Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

It has taken me a few tries perfect and way too long to share this recipe, but here it is in all of its orange-y, spicy, and simple glory.

A few notes about this recipe: the sauce part of the recipe would be great on tofu (hey, hey vegetarians!) and the chicken pairs well with rice and stir-fried vegetables.

Orange chicken

Orange Chicken

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large oranges
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat a large skillet to medium high and add olive oil. Cook chicken in oil until just done, about ten minutes or until lightly browned. Set chicken aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
2. Peel two large strips of zest from the oranges with a vegetable peeler and use a grater to zest one of the oranges. Juice the oranges and combine the juice with the peeled zest, grated zest, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and broth in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until fully combined and add to the skillet used to cook the chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and stir frequently.
3. While sauce is simmering, combine the cornstarch with with one tablespoon cold water and mix until combined. Add to sauce and cook until mixture is thickened.
4. Add chicken to sauce and stir until the chicken is fully coated. Add crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper and enjoy!


Currently: May 2018

Current book I just finished studying Psalms and I’m almost done with My Life as An Amish Wife by Lena Yoder and it’s so cute. A great read on Amish life.

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Current prayer For our anatomy scan to go well and find baby healthy and growing. The appointment is today and we are super excited!

Current beauty product Micellular water. I actually just ran out of it and you should see the makeup around my eyes right now. I ought to send Jimmy out to get a new bottle ASAP because I don’t think I should be seen in public with these raccoon eyes 😉

Current blessing My sister. She is one amazing girl. I feel incredibly blessed that we talk every day and are so close. I wish we lived closer. We totally have dreams of living on a joint farm one day, haha.

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Current craving A date night with Jimmy!

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Current obsession Walking Lola and Mavis to a creek by our house. Jimmy came with us over the weekend and it was so fun! I’m thankful the weather seems to be staying warm here in the ‘Burgh!

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Current confession I’m baking my father-in-law’s wedding cake this weekend and I’m very nervous! Like what if something goes wrong?! I’m sure it will be fine, but I’m feeling the (self-imposed) pressure as the day gets closer. I am excited for the actual wedding celebration, though 🙂

Current need Possibly a new washing machine. I think ours bit the dust, but Jimmy is looking at it as I type up this post, so maybe he can fix it?! He is so handy with cars, plumbing, DIY projects, repairs, etc. and I never ceased to be amazed with how he repairs things that I thought were done for!

Current food Orange chicken. I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe and I had my sister taste test it this weekend (so not just Jimmy and I approve of it haha) and she said it was great! I think it’s time to share here on the blog. What do you guys think?

Orange chicken

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Current excitement Jimmy is almost finished making our bed!

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