Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

I was hoping to post this last night, but I ended up watching almost four hours of olympics instead. Since I don't have any channels at my house, I was watching DVR'd figure skating :)

Anyway, I've used this basic recipe twice now with different results since I had different ingredients on-hand. It essentially came out of my latest Food Network Magazine except that I changed the sauce, as you'll see noted in the recipe below.

Orange Chicken Stir-fry
  • 3-4 tbsp oil (vegetable or peanut)
  • 1 pound or about three boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced or cubed
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups vegetables (use whatever you like or whatever you have on hand) The first time I made this, I used broccoli and summer squash. Second time, I used carrots, zucchini, and summer squash
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 to 2 tbsp ginger fresh is better, powdered works okay too
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup Orange Chicken sauce from Panda Express found a double pack at CostCo last time I was there, yum!
  • sliced scallions, peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced jalapenos, and cilantro for garnish
  • 2 packages ramen noodles
  • Whisk together egg white, cooking sherry, and cornstarch for marinade. Place meat in gallon ziplock bag and add marinade. Refrigerate for about an hour (or less if you forget like I did).
  • While meat is marinating, cut veggies into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in wok or skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, drained of any excess marinade. Cook until almost done, then transfer to a plate.
  • Discard the oil and wipe out the pan.
  • Heat the pan over high heat, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp oil, garlic, ginger, scallions, salt, and sugar. Stir-fry about 30 seconds.
  • Add the vegetables, starting with the ones that take the longest to cook; stir-fry until crisp-tender.
  • Add the chicken and sauce and stir fry until veggies and meat are completely cooked. Garnish with sliced scallions, peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced jalapenos, and cilantro, or whatever combination of those you like :)
  •  Cook ramen noodles and drain. Throw away the seasoning packet!
  • Serve stir fry over noodles. Add extra sauce if you want.
Extremely tasty and a good one for me since the vegetables are incorporated with the meal! ;-)


1 comment:

Pamela M. Kramer said...

I was hoping for a photo! lol

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