Happy, happy Tuesday!! First full day of fall! Are you ready?? Cozy sweaters, pumpkins, gorgeous colors, brisk days, delicious apples and all the beauty that comes with the changing seasons? I am so ready and so excited! I LOVE FALL! All of my favorite colors are earthy, rich, fall colors so this is my season! Super excited for fall!
I am also super excited to share this yummy and super EASY recipe with you today! I love orange chicken! My husband Mike, loves orange chicken, and orange chicken is one of Emma’s favorite foods! SO a big win all around to cook this! I wanted something that was really easy, not too time consuming and above all that was delicious! This recipe nails every one of those! I found the original recipe HERE! I changed it a little, I did not use as much rice vinegar or eggs. Check out her blog sometime, she has some fabulous recipes!
Are you ready to be wowed!! Keep reading!
1 1/2 -2 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
splash of milk
1 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste.
frying oil preheated to 375 degrees.
1 cup orange juice
zest from one large orange
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp sriracha sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
4 tsp cornstarch
Combine eggs, milk in a bowl, whisk well.
Place cornstarch in shallow bowl, season with salt and pepper.
Dip chicken in cornstarch , egg and then cornstarch again.
Fry in batches in preheated 375 oil. until golden brown.
Keep warm in 200 degree oven, I like to keep it on a cookie sheet so the chicken stays crispy.
Combine all sauce ingredients, orange juice, zest, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, garlic and cornstarch until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick, bubbly and reduced by half. Remember, the sauce is great when you dip a spoon in it and you can run your finger through the middle and the finger swipe stays clean. Look at the above picture!
Gently Combine chicken and sauce until chicken is coated, serve over rice. You can garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
SUPER EASY GUYS! Super delicious!! My whole family loves this recipe!
Here is the printable recipe for you!
- 1½-2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- 2 eggs
- splash of milk
- 1 cup cornstarch
- salt and pepper to taste
- frying oil preheated to 375 degrees
- 1 cup orange juice
- zest from 1 large orange
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 4 tsp corn starch
- Combine milk, eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Dredge chicken in cornstarch, egg mixture then cornstarch again.
- fry chicken in batches until golden brown.
- Keep warm in 200 degree oven on cooling rack
- Combine all sauce ingredients until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick bubbly and reduced by half.
- Gently combine sauce and fried chicken.
- Serve over rice, feel free to garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
I hope you get a chance to try it out!
Wish me luck today, both my little ones have that horrible hand, foot and mouth thing going around………… it is not fun!! Not even a little bit. Poor girls are itchy and feel terrible! One a positive note, it gave me a super idea for a blog post about what I do to make life easier with sick kids! I am working on it currently so look for it later this week!
I hope you have a super day! I plan on getting a lot done today, we will see! I also plan on trying to perfect a mock recipe of the caramel apple cider from starbucks……… I have been craving one of those since the weather became cooler!
If you have any ideas on how to keep sick kids happy, or the caramel apple cider………… please feel free to share!! Have a happy Tuesday!
Chicken and rice soup, last night it really hit the spot for the sick kids!
Mikey sold $18.00 worth of gumballs, I swear that kid is going to make a fortune before he is an adult!
The boys and Mike watching the football game, it is so nice to hear them enjoying it together. ( even if I have no clue what is going on!)
The new Forever show, I really liked it last night!
Asleep by ten pm, that was glorious!
Last night, while getting Marsha ready for bed, I thought she was just wet, so she helped me take off her diaper and then she promptly ran away……….. not just wet…… poopy! A little bit of a mess to clean up! She thought it was so funny~ I will remind her of that when she is grown up!