Honey Orange Chicken served over Teriyaki Rice/Noodles
I have been on a chicken kick! When I moved, it was hard to find a good place that sold chicken cutlets & chicken breasts the way that I like them. Mission accomplished finally - so now I have a lot of chicken stocked up in the freezer! Trying something new always excites me when it comes to cooking, so I hopped on the web to find something that looked appetizing. Found on pinterest, by inspiredtaste.net, was a recipe for Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken that I decided to change up a bit.
Here is what you'll need:
1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tbs of rice vinegar
3 tbs of honey
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of pure sesame seed oil
Chicken! I used 5 thin chicken cutlets (about 1.30 lbs)
Handful of Cashews (highly recommended!)
*Optional: green onions aka scallions
In a medium bowl, mix the soy, orange juice, rice vinegar, honey, cinnamon and sesame oil. Cut up chicken into bite sizes and place into bowl to marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
Heat a small layer of olive oil in a saute pan. Get the oil nice and hot. Place just the chicken into the pan (NOT THE MARINADE, yet) - Use a spoon that drains the liquid to get the chicken out. Brown the chicken then add marinade to pan. Cover and cook for about 5 mins (cook less if your chicken was thin like mine, and cook longer if you are using chicken breasts etc). Don't be afraid to cut a piece to make sure it is cooked through :) Again, use your spoon that drains to put the chicken into separate bowl. You're going to let the marinade simmer a few mins until it thickens up - this is a good time to add the cashews in.
*First time I made this I don't think I put enough honey so it wasn't thickening up as much as I expected (I used only 2 tbs of honey on accident!)
Once your sauce is the consistency you'd like, pour it into the bowl of chicken and mix. Great meal to make on a week night - not too time consuming. I served this over teriyaki rice and added some scallions on top before serving.
and for dessert....lol