I was looking for a recipe for dinner a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what I wanted to make, but I did know that I didn’t want to go to the store so it had to be something I could make with what I had on hand. Little did I know that I would find a recipe for one of the best things I have ever made. Ever. Seriously…ever.
I love orange chicken. It’s usually the only thing I get when I order Chinese food. To call the orange chicken I get at Panda Express, Chinese, would probably be a bit of a stretch, but it’s delicious, so I forgive the lack of authenticity.
I came across the recipe on The Art Of Doing Stuff about a month ago. Karen, the author at The Art Of Doing Stuff, came across this recipe at The Noshery. Karen seems to share my love of orange chicken and she is really funny, therefore, I assumed I could trust her suggestion that I make this chicken. Yeah, if you’re funny and like the same food as me, that is all I need to form a trusting bond with you.
I’m going to go ahead and tell you to not change a damn thing in this recipe. It’s absolutely perfect and it is so much better than any orange chicken that I have ever gotten at Panda Express. You can try and convince yourself that you will make it healthier, but please, just eat it this way once. That will be all the convincing you will need to not try to make this any other way. As long as you don’t eat it everyday, you’ll be fine.
The only liberty that I’m going to allow you is whether you make white or brown rice. I don’t remember what color of rice I cooked – it doesn’t matter because I didn’t want to waste my precious stomach space with rice when I can be filling it with the delicious orange chicken.
Enjoy your dinner.