Orange Chicken

I’ve been wanting to make this dish for months now, and finally got around to it! It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had anticipated; for some reason anything requiring me to fry food sends up the red flags. A pot of  near-boiling oil on the stove makes me little bit nervous – and not without reason.

Have you ever had a pot of near-boiling oil and a pot of boiling water on the stove at the same time? Then have you gone to put the rice into the boiling pot of water just to get distracted and dump it into the pot of practically boiling oil? No? You haven’t? Well that makes one of us.

But after I scooped the now black white rice out of the pot of oil, detached the screaming fire alarm from my ceiling, and opened both the front and back doors, it was back to business!

Hey. Nobody’s perfect.

Despite that little…adventure, the dish really was simple to make. The prep work is a little time consuming, but with a little planning it doesn’t take long at all!

Crepes of Wrath: Orange Chicken

And here are some pictures of my own adventure creating this delicious dish!

For the fried rice, it’s recipe from my abuelita. She’s Lebanese, but raised in the Dominican Republic…there isn’t an ounce of Chinese in her, yet she makes better fried rice than any I’ve had at any Chinese restaurant.

Usually she starts off with pork, ham, or bacon. Since I was making a chicken dish I skipped the meat.

First make your rice, then throw some oil or butter in a pan. Stir in the rice with a healthy dose of soy sauce to taste and color. In a separate pan (or the same pan depending on how you’re feeling) fry an egg. Stir the egg in with the rice. Add garlic powder to taste, then add thinly sliced scallions. Enjoy!

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2 Comments to “Orange Chicken”

  1. I’m glad you liked the chicken! The fried rice sounds awesome – I could have some for breakfast right about now.

    • I definitely had the leftover fried rice for breakfast the next morning….cereal is overrated. And thanks for the wonderful recipe….it was so good, my friends went gaga over it and so did I!

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