Good morning! So...how 'bout that Beyonce concert last night! I'm not gonna lie, if the Patriots aren't playing, then I really couldn't care less about the Superbowl...I watch it solely for the commercials.
The Budweiser Clydesdale commercial? Totally cried. I also loved the Dodge 'And God made a farmer' commercial. I could definitely have gone my entire life without seeing that nasty 'Go Daddy' kissing commercial though. Gross.
Anyway, it was just us, as it usually is for Superbowl. I didn't make any fancy appetizers or other foods. Heath went to bed before the game was over, though to be fair, it did seem to go on forever...the lighting malfunction did't help either. Congrats to Baltimore though. It turned out to be a pretty good game in the second half!
Ok...moving on! I've got some Orange Chicken to share with you all today. Heath didn't care for this, but I loved it. Even Jesse liked it, so Heath is definitely the odd man out.
Don't be intimidated by the ingredients lists, it's all simple ingredients that you'll most likely already have, or stuff you can pick up in produce section (save for maybe the rice vinegar, which you can find near the soy sauce in the grocery store).
The chicken whips up super fast...it's the sauce that really requires your attention. Totally worth it though. I've tried a bunch of recipes from Blog Chef, and I've never been disappointed by any of his stuff. If you've got some time you should head over there and check out his recipes...he's got some awesome ones!
Source: Adapted from Blog Chef
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken strips, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Oil (for frying)
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-lock bag. Dip chicken in beaten egg and shake in flour mixture to coat.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet and fry chicken in batches until completely cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side).
3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine 1 1/4 cups water, lemon juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Blend well over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger garlic, and onion. Bring to a boil.
4. Combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken and garnish with green onions.