It’s what’s for dinner! We eat a lot of chicken in our house. I’m not a huge fan of pork or beef and Chip’s not supposed to have a lot of red meat, so we eat a lot of chicken. Recently, I found a new family favorite (although I went a little heavy on the spice last time – this time I’ll cut it in half). Tonight we’re having Spicy Orange Chicken…
Spicy Orange Chicken
6 bonelss skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1.5 cups orange juice
1 medium green pepper, chopped (I did NOT use this)
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped (didn’t use this either)
1 can mandarin oranges
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/3 cup raisins (didn’t use these either – just seems weird)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I used about 1/3 last time – TOO MUCH!)
Hot, cooked rice (optional)
Cook chicken (I cooked it and then cubed it) in oil. Remove and keep warm.
In small bowl, combine flour and broth until smooth; stir into skillet. Add orange juice, peppers, oranges, pineapple, raisins, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan and heat through. Serve over rice.
My family LOVES this recipe! And I can’t wait to have it again tonight for dinner!