Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quicker Than Take Out Orange Chicken

It is difficult to find a good and healthy oriental recipe that works for the diabetic.  This one is a winner!!

Quicker Than Take Out Orange Chicken
Source: Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch
NOTE: This is one of the BEST recipes in the book. Gets RAVES!


1/2 C water

1/3 C light orange juice

1/2 C splenda

2 T brown sugar

2 T rice vinegar

2 T reduced sodium soy sauce

3 T lemon juice

1/4 t ground ginger

1/8 t red pepper flakes

2 T cornstarch


1 1/4 lbs bonless skinless chicken breast chopped

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 C flour

2 T canola oil

1 small red pepper chopped

1 small onion chopped

To make the Sauce: In a med saucepan, whisk together the first nine ingredients (water through pepper flakes) Place the pan over med hig heat and bring to a low simmer

In a small bowl, mix together 2 T of water and the cornstarch to create a slurry and whisk into the sauce. Bring the sauce to a low boil and cook for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens and clears. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer.

Roll the chicken pieces in the egg and toss with flour to coat. Heat 1 T of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over med hig heat. Add half of the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until well browned on all sides and chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and cover. Heat the remaining oil and cook the remaining chicken pieces. Add the chicken to the bowl and set aside.

Add the red pepper and onion to pan and cook for 4 to 5 min or until slightly softened. Add the chicken to the pan and then the orange sauce. Stir to coat and serve. :)

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