Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spicy Orange Chicken

Spicy Orange Chicken
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Makes 4 Servings

1 pound chicken, diced
1 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup orange juice
1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp honey
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp siracha
1 ½ tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped green onions
4 servings basmati rice

Make rice per package instructions. Add chicken to medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Set aside. Combine juice, soy sauce, honey, vinegar and siracha. Stir with a whisk and set aside. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic; stir fry for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add chicken and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add juice mixture and onions; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and chicken is no longer pink. Divide rice into 4 servings; divide chicken mixture into 4 servings and serve over rice.

Nutritional Information: 372 calories, 49 carbs, 7 fat grams and 30 protein grams.

Review: Yes - another Asian-inspired winner! The cornstarch made the chicken so thick and juicy - loved that addition, and the sauce got just thick enough to cover the rice and give each bite the sauce's unique flavor- which was citrusy and spicy. The siracha gave it the spice on the aftertaste rather than the front - it was great though, subtle but had a kick. If you're timid about spicy, just reduce the amount of siracha! I love this recipe and will absolutely make it again. I think it would taste great over an Asian salad too rather than rice!


Vinod said...

Spicy orange chicken with rice...good combination..
i wish i could taste it.. :)

Pam said...

I bet the sriracha gives this a good kick!