26 May 2009

Orange Chicken?

I was looking online for a recipe for orange chicken and couldn't find one that I liked or that I had all the ingredients for until I stumbled on this one. But I don't think you can call this orange chicken. It's good, really good, especially on a salad, but orange chicken it is not. :) It's very simple, though, and I bet you have all of the ingredients on hand.

1 cup orange juice
1 T soy sauce (I used reduced-sodium)
1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

I cleaned the chicken, cut it into strips, and put them into a plastic bag. (I use kitchen shears to cut up chicken and like the smaller pieces because they cook more evenly.) I mixed together the oj, soy sauce, Lipton, garlic powder and poured the mixture on top of the chicken. I let it marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours, but you could leave it alone all night or for just 30 minutes. I lined a 9x13 inch glass dish with foil and poured the chicken and marinade into it.

Bake at 375, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened a bit and the chicken is cooked through. I served it over brown rice for hubby and the girls, but I ate mine on a salad.

In my salad I had iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots, the chopped up chicken with a bit of the sauce, pumpkin seeds, and a honey dijon vinaigrette.


PMP said...

hey sunshine mama... i'm going to make this dish tomorrow night! i am trying out all of your recipes in my newfound domesticity. i have a new appreciation for how hard it is! i have a question: if you wanted to cook vegetables with the chicken, would you put them in the oven together? or would it be better to make them separately (ie brocolli or carrots?) Other veggie suggestions with this dish, besides serving with salad (my current plan)?

Sunshine Mom said...

You can broil whatever kind of veggies you like, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, etc. Just slice them all about the same thickness, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, or lemon pepper (yum) and stick them under the broiler (after the chicken is out of the oven) until tender. About 5-10 minutes. Don't forget about them! :) I'm not sure about broiling broccoli...maybe just steam it in the microwave and sprinkle with lemon pepper. You can put sliced potatoes in with the chicken. Make extra and have the leftover chicken on a salad for lunch the next day. SO good! Enjoy!!