Last night's dinner made up for all the bad stuff that's ever come our way from the kitchen or otherwise. If there can be a "perfect storm" in the culinary world, this Orange Chicken is pure perfection. Deep fried chicken bites, spicy sweet sauce absolutely bursting with orange flavor and a hint of cayenne, served on a bed of fluffy rice with some crunchy stir fried veggies - why it's pure unadulterated decadence.
We have Annie's Eats to thank for it and I for one will never order Orange Chicken for take out ever, ever again. In fact, I can't wait to try this sauce on some beef strips spiced up with red pepper flakes, or with crispy skinned duck, or cubes of pork ...or imagine substituting lemon instead of orange, as in Meyer lemons! Oh good heaven's we can kiss goodbye to the hello yellow limoncello!
Please mosey on over to Annie's at the link above and print off the recipe. I dare not reproduce it, because quite honestly I made it exactly as Annie specified and changed not one thing.
Now I've half a mind to jump in the car and drive to the big guy's office. You see, I was a martyr and packed ALL the left overs in his lunch this morning and now as I recall how absolutely delicious this chicken is I'm thinking if I leave now, I can steal the big guy's lunch while he's out of the office teaching class. Brilliant idea, don't ya think?