Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bring it on!

Panda Express is a great Chinese fast food restaurant throughout the US. Unfortunately, they haven't expanded to this part of the world yet. Meaning we have to be creative, if we want that typical Panda Express touch in our food. Or we need to go to Florida more often..

I tried out this recipe and it's a keeper. I've altered it a little to our taste, but it's still pretty close to the original. Just try it out!

what do we need:
  • 675 grams of chicken breast, chopped up in small pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 175 grams of corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine (see, you should never toss out left over wine nor finish the bottle!)
  • 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • a small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (you can use bottled juice)
  • 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled, whole
  • 3 tablespoons of ahorn syrup
  • 2 oranges, peeled and divided in sections, no membranes left (canned tangerines are fine too)
  • jalapeno, to your personal taste, finely chopped
what do we do:
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Make the marinade and pour it over the chicken pieces. Let it sit in the fridge for 20 min.
  • Put the sauce on the stove on medium heat.
  • Sift the cornflour over the chicken pieces and make sure all pieces are coated.
  • Deepfry the chicken pieces until golden. Use a sheet of paper towel to drain the chicken.
  • Cover the chicken with sauce and let it simmer until all pieces are coated with sticky sauce.
  • Serve with white rice and stirfried veggies.
Do enjoy this excellent meal. I'm sure you'll keep the recipe. Or come over here and pull up a chair. I'll be happy to make this orange chicken for you!

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