Mandarin orange Chicken

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RECIPE For Mandarin Chicken  ( short cut ) {short cut indicates half scratch )

Serves 4 comfortably

APPROX: 30 MINs

3lbs boneless chicken breast

 Oil
  • 1 tspn – salt
  • 1/2 cup -orange juice
  • cup asian barb-q sauce ( got ours form local wholefoods){our recipe later}
  • {generous flaking } crushed Red pepper flakes
  • dash black pepper
  • orange zest
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • dash corriander
  1. Evenly dice chicken breast,season with salt,pepper,and coriander ; cover let sit
  2. Turn frying /sauteing/pan (or wok) on low .add oil ,just enough to coat bottom of pan
  3. In a saucepan : add butter ,when butter melts (not brown): add chinese barbecue sauce ,followed by o.j. & red pepper flakes.
  4. Meanwhile chicken pan should have already  been pre heated ,now ts time to start [placing the chicken pieces] into the pan while raising the pan to medium heat.the chicken should start sizziling – once half-cooked (chicken), turn saucepan off then transfer sauce to chicken pan {everything should be bubbling by now (and sauce should be thicker -not burnt)} fold sauce into chicken cover no more than approx;2 mins and take off hot eye and uncover _any longer time and it may dry .
  5. Serve with asian sticky rice ,light brown rice,or jazmine
  6. place pre-cooked broccoli into sauce pan with rest of  sauce add extra liquid (i.e. chicken broth,or sauce combination as made above Not water that will cause it to be too bland not too much just enough liquid to coat bottom of  pan – cover up pan with top shake it around ,holding top so it doesnt pop or anything take top off after a few seconds.
  7. Or skip broccoli coating step and pair w/the rest of the food
  8. Serve hot on plate with sides -Enjoy ! you will we Just  know it!

Our approx: hour-long scratch recipe comin @ ya soon!

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