July 30, 2013

Orange Chicken Stir Fry

It's been a while since I've written about food. You see, a year and a half ago I completely changed my diet. Completely. I was a true carboholic, loved my potato chips, and a glass of wine always tasted better with just about any kind of junk food you could put in front of me. When I was younger, I was thin and trim and could eat anything I wanted. Until I had children. I never liked exercise, but I did like to cook. Not a good combination. Three children and twenty odd years later, I gained a lot of weight. Then I got a big wake-up call. I now know what the term scared straight means only my addiction happened to be food.

I now eat a clean, mostly organic diet and exercise my butt off. Because, dear readers, that's the only way it comes off. This is one of the recipes I consider to be healthy junk food, it tastes that good. You can also read my post Rain or Shine to see what else I do.

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Enjoy!

Orange Chicken Stir Fry

The sauce
  • 1/2 jar orange marmalade (12 oz.)
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • a dash of honey (sugar or agave)
The Stir Fry
  • 1 lb. chicken breast cut into strips or chunks
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli crowns. (You could add 1 sliced red pepper as well.)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Optional: you can add rice or noodles to this recipe. I prefer to eat it without.

Put it all together

1. Depending on how you like your sauce, you could place all of the ingredients in a blender so it's nice and smooth or simply combine the ingredients together making sure to mince the garlic.

2. Steam or sauté the broccoli. If you steam the broccoli, it should take about 5 minutes to cook. If you sauté, it will depend on how well done you like your broccoli. Coat a pan in a little olive oil and heat through or brown. Approximately 10 minutes. You could even add some sauce to the pan and caramelize the broccoli.

3. Sauté chicken in a pan covered in olive oil until almost done (approximately 5 minutes). Add a bit of the sauce to the chicken and remove from the heat.

4. Combine the chicken, broccoli, and sauce together and heat through.

 Serves 3-4 people.

14 comments:

Shop with Me Mama said...
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Shop with Me Mama said...

this looks delicious! I found it on pinterest but it goes to this site: http://cookingiscrazy.blogspot.it/2014/03/orange-chicken-stir-fry.html is that you too? If not, your whole post and pic was stolen :(

Marnie said...

I made this recipe tonight for my family. It was delicious! Thank you!

Kimberly Merritt said...

The pin looks fine to me but thank you for the heads up.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you, Marnie. I'm glad you liked it!

MiQuilter said...

Would you please tell me how many people this serves?

Kimberly Merritt said...

Hi MiQuilter. It's serves 3-4 people. I'll put that in the notes. Thank you.

Ashley Friedman said...

The recipe calls for 1/2 a jar of marmalade... how big was your jar?

Kimberly Merritt said...

Sorry, Ashley that would be a 12 oz. jar. I'll put that in the recipe. Thank you.

darren fann said...

Delicious. But I found out the hard way, when you steam the broccoli, then add it to the chicken... huge puddle of water in my wok

Kimberly Merritt said...

Ah yes, Darren. Please drain your steamed broccoli. Glad you liked it regardless. :)

shawna beekley said...

Do you have nutritional info for this recipe ? Thank you

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how to make the sauce thicker, almost like a glaze? It was a good dish, but sauce was very thin.

Jill Castanon said...

I would love the nutrition/calories facts as well.