Monday, May 10, 2010

2 recipes

I feel lame posting without a picture, so he's a lovely picture of some grass :)
I just typed these out for my madre, so I figured I would share with others who might be interested.

Orange Chicken

2-4 chicken breasts, diced in 1" cubes. easiest to do this when half frozen still
2 cups waterjuice of one large lemon
1/3 cup sushi or other white vinegar
2-3 Tb soy sauce
1/3 cup dried orange peel
1/2 tsp diced garlic
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tb honeychunky chile sauce (optional)
corn starch

Put all ingredients except chicken and corn starch in sauce pan, simmer until reduced to taste

while the sauce is reducing, heat 1" oil in deep saute pan, toss diced chicken in a gallon ziplock bag with cornstarch until well coated. fry in batches, until golden and cooked through. drain on paper towels and bag.

mix 3 Tb cornstarch with 2 Tb water until smooth, and add to the sauce, stir frequently until thickened. toss chicken with sauce and serve with steamed rice and steamed broccoli

Egg/wheat free chicken strips

2 chicken breasts cut in to very thin strips
2 cups corn meal
1-2 Tb dried dill or as much fresh as you want :)
1/2-1 tsp sea salt
fresh cracked white pepper
garlic powder to taste
1/3 cup grated parmesean
greek yogurt

mix all dry ingredients in a pie/cake pan
mix chicken and yogurt in separate bowl
heat oil in large saute pan
dredge yogurt coated chicken through cornmeal mix
fry until golden brown, turning a few times.
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