Sunday, January 17, 2010

orange chicken

my princess ate an alarming quantity for dinner. she ate an alarming quantity of meat! actual, real, meat. not hot dogs, not ground meat, but chicken breast!! i prepared it a lot of different ways for her and it never hit home, until now. and that is not all: i served the chicken with an asparagus risotto, that i made more for myself, but which turned to be magical. i'll call it the speechless risotto, which is what i was, when i heard the words: 'more asparagus, please' coming out of my daughter's full mouth. aaaand, she ate a whole tomato. courtesy of the tomato flower i bothered to make.

1 boneless chicken breast
1 egg
handful of flour
salt, pepper

for the glaze:
1/2 cup apricot jam
3 tb orange juice
3 tb hoisin sauce
1 tb soy sauce
1 ts rice vinegar
pinch cayenne

cube the chicken breast, and season it. dredge through flour, then the beaten egg, then again through flour and fry on all sides until golden. remove to paper towel to drain.
mix all the ingredients for the glaze and bring to boil. simmer for a couple minutes or until it coats the back of the spoon. put the chicken in and mix. serve immediatly.
at least this once dinner was a successful affair!


  1. dana, arata super mancarea facuta de tine! si imi face o pooofta! cred ca e din cauza pasiunii pe care o pui. daca a inceput si zhara sa manance chestii pe care nu le manca inainte e clar ca si in mintea ta mancarea aia e f buna. copiii ne citesc gandurile incredibil de bine. cu ce tai rosia in forma aia de floare?

  2. mersi, liana! vestea buna e ca glazura asta se poate pune cam pe orice pui, data viitoare o sa-l fac la cuptor, sa vedem daca repetam experienta :)
    rosiei ii cureti pielea intr-o fasie continua, cum ai face cu un mar. si dupa aia o rulezi strans. si o tii strans si de dedesubt ii impingi putin baza in sus, ca sa nu fie toate 'petalele' la fel de inalte. cu cat mai lunga fasia, cu atat mai mare floarea. asta-i prima data ca zhara a mancat coaja - de asta am facut floare, ca oricum tre sa-i curat rosia.

  3. Well, shoot, who wouldn't eat an alarming amount of that?

  4. i can't lie, it wasn't just my daughter! my quantity was downright incendiary, gulped mostly without breathing while watching desperate housewives after the baby was down for the night.
    thanks for stopping by, mark!

  5. Hallo Dana,

    Mincare super delicioasä. Imi place mult

    Multe Salutäri Jacob


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