Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Orange chicken ♥

Last week I had to take John to the doctors for a routine visit.  While sitting in the waiting room I was enjoying a Family Circle magazine (one of the perks of doctor’s waiting rooms) when I saw this recipe for orange chicken. I’m always on the hunt for new recipes, and this one looked not only delicious, but easy! In the “old days” I would have had to figure out a way to discreetly and quietly rip the page out of the magazine.  Oh, how I hated that!  Now… all I had to do was take out my cell phone and quickly snap a photo of the page.  Sweet! Thank heavens for modern technology! 
Come on….I know you all have done that.  I can’t be the only one… : )
A few nights later I made the recipe. I got a thumbs up from my family so I’m sure I’ll be making it again!
Here is the recipe as it appeared in Family Circle magazine:

2 tbsp. flour
¼ tsp salt
4 boneless chicken breast halves
2 tsp. oil
1 tsp grated orange zest
½ cup orange juice
½ cup chicken broth
1 tbsp. honey
1 clove chopped garlic

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and salt.  Add the chicken and shake to coat.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until golden brown.  Cook through, 3 -4 minutes on each side.  Transfer to a plate (cover with foil to keep warm).

Add the orange zest, juice, broth, honey, and garlic to the skillet and simmer until slightly thickened – about 4 minutes.  Stir in the parsley and spoon over chicken.

OR…I added the chicken back into the skillet and sprinkled with parsley.

Lately I’ve been in a little bit of a food rut so this chicken was a welcome change. I served it with corn on the cob and a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette.  

I am so looking forward to hearty fall meals like chicken pot pie and chili, but we are not quite there yet.  It’s still very hot here!  On Monday morning it was so nice out that we opened up the windows to let the beautiful fresh air in and fill the house.  It was glorious! Unfortunately it didn’t last long.  By early afternoon the temps were back up to the 90’s and on went the a/c again.  Oh well.  It was a little hint of good things to come!  The nights have been cooling off some, which has been very nice.  Aaaaaand, I’m noticing that it’s getting darker earlier.  Last night it was dark by 8pm!  Not that I’m wishing the summer away (by no means) but I have my quilts and pumpkin spice candles all ready for the first chilly night of the new season. 

Have a happy and wonderful rest of your week! Thank you always for stopping by!
 It means so much to me xoxo


  1. I love your recipes, Danielle!
    This looks amazing!!!!
    Fall is coming!!! : )

  2. I will definitely try this. Looks delish. Can't wait for Fall. There's no place better than New England in the Fall!

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