Thursday, October 14, 2010

Almond Orange Chicken

This dish is one I designed from a Chinese restaurant we eat at recently. I really loved the flavors together. Trying to make it a healthier version, I created this one. Hope you enjoy.

Almond Orange Chicken

4 large boneless chicken breast. cut into 1/2 pieces.
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon

4 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Dark Brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground Ginger
1/8 Teaspoon Ground Korintje Cinnamon
1 cup Blood Orange Juice- without pulp.
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
1(110z) can Mandarin oranges, drained.
1/8 cup unsalted and skinless Peanuts
1/8 cup slivered Almonds

Step 1. Place cut up chicken breast in a large ziplock bag. Mix the oil and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon together. Pour into chicken bag and mix well. Set aside in refrigerator to marinate. (This step can be done in the morning before your day begins.)

Step 2. When ready to cook;
in a Large skillet, over medium heat, add chicken and cook, do not brown so adjust the heat as needed. Cook until no longer pink . turning the chicken over once. This well take about 10 minutes on Medium heat (5 minutes on each side). Remove chicken from pan and set aside in warm place( cover with Foil to keep warm.)

Step 3. This is the sauce.
Mix the cornstarch with the Blood Orange juice, stir well.
In that same skillet on medium high heat, combine Brown sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemon juice and Prepared Orange juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.

Add the Prepared cooked chicken, drained mandarin oranges, and nuts, mix lightly and turn heat down to low continue to warm until heated through.

We serve this with converted rice. Try using Chopsticks, it makes it a family fun time. The best thing about using chopsticks is you eat less and feel fuller by eating slower.
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Nutritional Info for "Almond Orange Chicken"

* Servings Per Recipe: 8
* Amount Per Serving (1/2)cup
* Calories: 197.0

* Total Fat: 8.5 g
* Cholesterol: 44.9 mg
* Sodium: 33.7 mg
* Total Carbs: 12.9 g
* Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
* Protein: 18.1 g
Copyright 2010,"Auntie E CookBook/M Dubros"

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