Insanely Yummy Orange Chicken

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And I mean it, this chicken is absolutely mouth watering!  I must admit though, I am feeling a little lame tonight because I totally forgot to take a picture of this chicken dish.  It is one of my favorites and every time I make it Daniel does what I call his "yummy wiggle" and eats it all up, then licks his fingers!  I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it for this post!  I debated not posting it, seeing as I don't have a picture, but then again I figured I would post the recipe anyway, hoping you could use your imagination on the image.  Oh well, to tell you the truth, I have been lame pretty much all day.  My brain has not been functioning properly at all today so please forgive me. 
I also would like to say thank you to those of you joining me from the blog hops.  I will be headed over to check out your blogs this evening now that my dear Boonie has gone to bed.  Thanks so much for reading!  And now, the pictureless recipe...I sincerely apologize...the next time I make this I will come back and add the picture... I serve this chicken over brown rice.

Insanely Yummy Orange Chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (you could also use chicken thighs)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 can mandarins in juice or light syrup (make sure they do not contain HFCS)
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix (I use HyVee brand, it doesn't have anything bad in it)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder
Place the chicken in a ziplock bag.  In a bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together.  Pour over the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator 2-8 hours.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13X9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour the contents of the ziplock (chicken and ALL of the marinade).  Bake in the oven for one hour or until chicken is cooked all the way through.  Turn the chicken several times during baking to make sure it is evenly coated with the sauce.  Serve over rice with extra sauce.  Yum!

Until next time, happy and HEALTHY cooking and EATING!


Hootiebee said...

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Alexandra said...

that sounds yummy! my boys love orange chicken! maybe now I can make some...

Maman A Droit said...

Sounds yummy-I'll have to try it next time I have orange juice around the house!

And thanks for checking out my blog! :)

Yenta Mary said...

I either take pictures of everything I eat and every step of what I cook, even when I don't end up using them; or I forget to take a picture of something that was fabulous ... there's never any sensible moderation! But the chicken sounds great even without the photo ... :)

frenchieliza said...

I know Mary! That is the same with me, either I take too many pictures or I totally forget!
And Thank you Maman, Alexandra, and Hootiebee for visiting! I hope you will come back!

OutnumberedMama said...

My little guy is named Daniel too!
I found you on Friendly Wednesday and I am now following you. Hope you can visit me too!

Jill said...

Yep - sounds yummy!! Just found you through Wobble over Wednesday! I'm following you now and looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Christi Williams said...

Sounds Yummy!! I will have to try it. I am now following you by Email, Twitter, Facebook, Google Friend Connect and NetworkedBlogs.

Hope you will follow back!

KAE said...

Sounds yummy...I will definetly be adding this to my list the next time I get groceries!

janetfaye said...

Hi! I am a new follower from welcome Wedneday!

I am going to have to make this!

1milliondollarchallenge said...

This looks so yum. I'll be checking out he rest of your recipes for sure.

I'm your newest follower

Keli said...

YUM! That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!
And thanks for joining in my Friendly Wednesday blog hop! Hope to see you there next week!

Charlene said...

I'm a new follower from WOW!

Shining 2 Save said...

Sounds so good, I'll have to try it one night.

Hi! I am your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday. I look forward to reading your blog. Have a great day.

Kelley said...

Hello! I am now a follower via Welcome Wednesday! I enjoyed visiting your blog! I'm always looking for new recipes and ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to following your posts. =)
Have a great day!
(Gift Basket Giveaway going on now!)

Ron Cooper said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Looks mouth-watering!

I’m following you from Wobble Over Wednesday (WOW). Please follow me back on my blog “Inspire!”


Marissa said...

wow that recipe looks YUM and I have all of it here at the house, so I will be making it very soon :)

Merideth said...

I'm your newest follower! Follow me back at MommyIsCrafty if you would like!

love2cook10 said...

This sounds delicious! New follower from Thurs blog hop.

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