Friday, October 3, 2008

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is incredibly easy to make and full of flavor. This meal has been a family favorite for many years and I haven't really made any changes to the recipe.

I have on occasion replaced the can of Mandarin Oranges for the No Sugar Added variety to lighten up on the sugar content but I usually only do this when I have one on hand. I like my food kind of spicy so I add the Red Pepper Flakes but they are optional.

The weather here has finally dropped about 20 degrees so the evenings have been quite cool and windy, perfect for this kind of dish.

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium onion
1 medium bell pepper, any color
1 15 oz can mandarin oranges
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes; optional

Cut up chicken into small pieces (about 1 in) and lightly coat with flour. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add chicken. Saute until lightly browned and crispy.

Cut up onion and green pepper into 1 inch chunks. Add to the chicken.

Add mandarin oranges with juice to chicken and veggies and stir. Stir in orange juice and soy sauce. Reduce heat to medium low and cover.

Simmer for about 30 to 45 min until bubbly and sauce is thickened. Serve over cooked rice.


nicole said...

Mmmm.... this looks good and I love orange chicken.

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious! I'm coming for dinner one night! LOL I wish :)

Barbi said...

Hey you know where I live, come for dinner any time!