This is a healthier version of that Orange Chicken we buy from the grocery store and Panda Express. So fear no more, and enjoy an orange chicken that you are not guilty to indulge and munch with. This is a baked chicken breast. The chicken breasts slices were marinated with fresh orange juice, orange zest and more. I hope you like it.
My family is a sucker for Chinese food. Chinese take out, Chinese buffet, we are in. So when you are in a diet like me, living so close to the grocery store that sells the best Orange Chicken does not help at all, because their Orange chicken is deep-fried; therefore, it is terribly high in calories. It is either I will completely spurn the best Orange Chicken by moving to the highest mountains, without any access for a transportation, or I will make my own healthy version.I thought the latter is a more practical idea. So I am baking my chicken it is.
You might be thinking why I cooked this meal in batch. It is because this meal will be consumed until breakfast and lunch the next day. Although this is excellent if serve hot, it is still good for pack lunch. Just heat it in the microwave and it is good to go.
So today, when my feet were itching to go and buy some Chinese food, as decided, I made my own Orange Chicken. I got this recipe from my favorite blog Damn Delicious. I, however, baked the chicken rather than deep frying it, and I changed the ingredients’ measurements according to my liking. Still, I am so proud of the outcome. It is utterly tasty: the recipe captured the taste of orange and the orange smell, what a delicious aroma.
There is one downside though, the chicken breast was a little bit dry compared to the store bought ones because there is no oily juice coming out from the breading, but I think that is a good thing.
When I ate this food, there was no guilt at all. This is the kind of Chinese food that I should be eating…
by: Shobelyn Dayrit