This recipe is called the Skillet Orange Chicken from the WordPress blog Joann’s Food For Thought
This was my first time making orange chicken ever, so I was super excited to try it out. And, I’ve never eaten or cooked with orange marmalade before. What I love about trying out these new recipes is that I always learn something new.
In the post, Joann mentioned how she doesn’t quite like frying foods as it meant the hassle of cleaning and oil splattering, which I can totally relate (I recently made Korean fried chicken for the first time)! However, I think I’d still try this recipe with breaded chicken (or fried chicken) just to see how it differed in texture and taste.
- I used regular orange juice I had on hand and I don’t think it was unsweetened.
- For vinegar, I used seasoned rice vinegar, which I think makes it taste different from Joann’s version, but I can’t be sure until I try this recipe again.
- Did not have any green onions, so had to leave that ingredient out.
Overall, this is a recipe I’d love to use again. As I said earlier, I’d like to test out a different texture for the chicken, but also stick with regular vinegar as I think the seasoned rice vinegar made it sweeter than intended. This dish paired well with rice and the family liked the sauce!
This recipe is 2 out of 12 new recipes I’ll be trying this year.
To learn more about the home cookin’ challenge of 2020, check out my post about it here.