Monday, August 8, 2011

Please Make This For Dinner!

If I had one last wish, it would be that I could convince everyone to make this better than takeout orange chicken. I know that I say many of the recipes I make are "Delicious!" and "Yummy!" (and they are), but this orange chicken is incredible. It has to be one of the best, if not THE best, recipe I have ever made. I pinned this photo last week, and decided it needed to be made asap:

Folks, I can't express how good this is! It tastes just like the orange chicken from a NICE Chinese restaurant and wayyyy better than orange chicken from a fast food Chinese joint.

I know the recipe seems slightly complicated, but it's really not. The most time consuming part is getting your chicken pieces breaded. Once that's done, quickly fry them up in a couple of inches of hot oil. The cornstarch/egg/panko breadcrumbs mixture makes the chicken so crunchy while keeping the inside moist and tender. I thought the sauce was going to be hard to make but it literally came together in less than 5 minutes.

So, if there's one thing to take away from all of this it would have to be...MAKE THIS ORANGE CHICKEN as soon as possible. You won't regret it, and you definitely won't buy the frozen orange chicken from Trader Joe's anymore, either (which is technically still good, but not really when compared to this).

PS - Since I am not a psychic, I had no idea that I would love this recipe as much as I did, hence why there are no step by step pictures here. However, I can guarantee that I will make it again soon, and I'll take pictures when I do!



mrs.mfc said...

I would have usually glanced at this recipe and decided it was too difficult BUT since you did such a good job selling it, I'm printing out the recipe now :)

Anonymous said...

My husband would go nuts for this recipe! He loves orange chicken and the way you describe this makes me think I have to make it. Thanks for sharing.

BroncoMom said...

Yummy, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

This looks SOOO good! Since I was diagnosed with the soy allergy, I am constantly CRAVING Chinese food, especially orange chicken!!

I eat vicariously through you!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

That's one of my favorites. So I'll definitely keep the recipe and give it a try!
Thanks for sharing it.

Stephanie said...

I spotted this recipe on pinterest, but was discouraged by how difficult it looked - but thanks for the insight! I'll try it this week :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Looks.So.Good. Yum! Now I am hungry hehe :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Looks fabulous and yummy, thanks for the recipe!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

I am so glad you posted this. I've made Kung Pao chicken btu have never thought to make orange chicken but we all love it. Hope you're having a good summer. xoxo