Weather: another glorious spring day, the snow is melting quickly now from the yard
What I’m listening to: Norah Jones station on Pandora
Happy May! It’s chopstick time again, my friends! What is there to say about Orange Chicken? It’s one of my family’s favorites whenever we go out for Chinese food and my kids often ask me to make it at home. I’ve tried a few recipes and for one reason or another was never quite happy with the results. I was in search of a recipe that was not cloyingly sweet, but not too spicy, either. I wanted a very distinct, tangy fresh orange flavor bolstered by ginger and garlic. And I wanted the chicken to be juicy on the interior and for there to be a nice texture on the coating that holds up to the sauce.
After several attempts and tweaks this is where we have landed. I served it over steamed rice with asparagus on the side and it was completely gobbled up, not a leftover to be found. I know the family will be demanding this one again very soon.