Orange Chicken

This post was originally posted in February 2011.  There was no photograph of the dish so I remedied that when we ate the meal last night.

The Wee One decided to help me make the dish.  I’m so happy that he is willing to help with the cooking of dinner.  I helped him with getting the popcorn chicken out of the oven and the temperature and time on the oven.  He helped with the majority of the rest of the dinner.  The Wee One was so proud of himself once the dinner was finished cooking.  He wanted everyone to try his rice.

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The original post:

“Thursday was the Chinese New Year.  We are currently in the year of the rabbit.  Anyway, I decided it would be appropriate to have Chinese type meal for supper to “celebrate” the new year.  Since it had been on the menu for the previous week but had not been made, I decided to make it.  It is what Rachael Ray describes as being a “fake out” meal and also a “make your own take out.”   The end result looks fancy but it really is simple to make.  Also since it’s a “make your own take out meal,”  you can control what’s in it.”

Orange chicken

Eat at Home

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/2 bag of popcorn chicken, baked according to package directions
  • 1 TBSP. of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 bag of frozen onion-pepper mix
  • 1 bottle of  orange ginger marinade (Found in ethnic food aisle. I used LaChoy’s brand.)
  • 1 cup of cooked rice

Steps:

  1. Cook the chicken according to package.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet.  Add the onion-pepper mixture.  Cook until tender crisp.
  3. Pour 1 to 1/2 cups of the marinade in the skillet (I used the whole bottle.)
  4. Add the chicken and stir until combined.
  5. Serve over cooked rice.

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