orange chicken

When yt travels, I like to make all of the foods I know he hates. He happens to hate Asian foods of all kind, which kind of sucks because I love all kinds of Asian food - Thai, Chinese, Japanese - all of it. This weekend I made orange chicken and ordered in lots of sushi - just to get my fix in. But, since I'm trying to count the cals, I kept my orange chicken on the healthy side. It was absolutely delicious. I served it over a bed of brown rice, and next to a bok choy salad and edamame. 

Here's what you'll need...
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces seasoned with salt and pepper
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil

Here's what to do... 
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and add chicken and green pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add all sauce ingredients into the skillet through cayenne pepper and bring to a simmer. Mix together cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to sauce. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and pepper to sauce and stir to coat. Serve over rice.



  1. when i saw the title of this post all i wanted to say was "orange you glad i didnt say banana?". also, who doesn't like asian food, YT!? and this looks DELISH.

  2. I cannot believe he doesn't like asian food! I might not survive that. Anytime you want to get some curry or fried rice, let me know. And obsessed with this recipe. This is absolutely next on my cooking schedule!

  3. How odd that he doesn't like Asian food. I feel like that's usually a favorite of most guys. This looks delish. Well done. :)

  4. YUMMM!!! I am lazy and buy the TJ's frozen version - and eat it over brown rice - to make it more healthy! ;) Can't wait for you to cook din-din it will be divine!!!

  5. Yum!! I love the photo too, it looks awesome! xoxo

  6. looks so good! i'm a huge asian food fan -- so yummy!

  7. Yum! I love asian food. Going to print this recipe!!

  8. yum! really excited for this one!

  9. This sounds so delicious! I've never actually cooked up any asian food, but I think I just might give it a try now!


  10. I just made this tonight...it's delicious!!!! A definite keeper!