Orange Chicken a la Kimmi

First of all i would like to start out by saying that I love chinese food.  I worked at a chinese restaurant in Plymouth NH when I was in college.  Still think that they make the best Crab Rangoon ever!!  HAHA  So when I found this recipe on 365 Days of Crockpotting  I was determined to switch it up.  I dont really care too much for crockpot cooked food.  It has a taste that I dont really like but some things are good.  But this was just aching for me to adapt to my family.  So here it is…. Orange Chicken a la Kimmi.
Recipe

3 lbs of chicken cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup flour
1 can of condensed orange juice with no pulp, defrosted  (lemonade is good too)
2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp KOSHER salt  (if you use regular salt then only 1 tsp)
3 tbsp of ketchup
3 tbsp oil

-adapted from 365 Days of Crockpotting

The ingredients….

Take the cut chicken and the flour and put it in to a bag and shake to cover.  In a large skillet heat the oil until blazing hot but not smoking..  then pour the chicken in and spread out.

Brown on all sides and let them get a nice golden deep brown!!  YUM  In the meantime.. mix all the rest of the ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup. 

When the chicken is about 2/3 of the way cooked through pour the sauce over and bring to a boil. 

Let boil and thicken for about 3-4 minutes.  Serve over rice with your favorite vegetable.  Yummy and much healthier than take out.  This recipe takes about 25 minutes to cook from cutting chicken to finished product.  Just make rice like you normally would (we make sticky rice for this). 

I love this recipe and so does Rob, and so did the kids, until tonight.  The boys told us  after I had started making it, that it doesnt do much for them.  LOL  Nik doesnt like citrus meat and Aaron had some for dinner and then said it didnt work for him this time.   WHATEVER.. lol   If you make it and love it let me know.

Happy cooking

Kim

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Msk
    Dec 18, 2010 @ 11:21:27

    Interesting dish, looks very saucy too! =)

    Reply

    • kimmicooks
      Dec 18, 2010 @ 11:52:24

      It is a bit saucy but you can get it to thicken up a bit more with adding a few more tablespoons of flour (so about 2/3 a cup) but Rob likes the sauce for rice. Thanks for the comment you are my first! 🙂

      Reply

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