I love to eat out.. who doesn’t? When I do it’s either DP’s Pub or our local Chinese place. I always feel guilty after eating my favorite fried chinese food recipes though.. I’ve always thought the food tastes wonderful, but do I really need to have all the fried stuff? I rather just have the sauce and steam the veggies and protein. So now when I do eat out that’s exactly what I get – but sauce on the side. You’d be surprised how good it is without being fried! So that got me thinking.. it must be simple to do at home – save the money and I control the ingredients! (organic vegetables and protein) Less sodium, less oil, and I can control the spice!
My husband goes straight for the fried stuff like General Tso’s and Orange Chicken. So he of course requested Orange Chicken! I like things with spice and find that there’s not enough in our local restaurant I loveeee heat!
Spicy Sesame Orange Sauce
3/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/8 Cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon Dried Ginger ( or 1/4 teaspoon fresh)
4 Cloves Garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar
(Pinch of Chili Flakes and 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds)
In a blender or small food processor combine all ingridients down to the brown sugar. In a small pan cook until boiling. Once boiling add in the chili flakes and sesame seeds. Pour over chicken and serve with vegetables and starch of choice.
I like to serve mine with quinoa and edamame – broccoli too but we ran out