Orange Chicken Salad

Spruce up your salad by topping with chunks of Orange Chicken…

Are you tired of eating the same salad over and over? Then you should consider adding this new twist I’ve given to my salad. Here is the most delicious way of eating salad, top your favorite veggies with Chicken cooked in a Spicy Tangy Orange Sauce. When I came across this recipe, I never thought that this easy orange chicken would enhance the taste of the salad instantly. Now I can’t help having this salad almost everyday, and I really don’t mind having this even for breakfast.

Honestly, I am not a huge fan of salad and I go for salad only during worst situation when I really can’t find any other good alternative. And the funny thing is that while eating out with my girl friends, when my health conscious friends orders salad, on the other side of the table I will be seen surfing through the real food on the menu:p

When I made this orange chicken, I only had lettuce and carrots to give this chicken a company. Hence, I topped the veggies with chunks of orange chicken. A forkful of this salad, and I immediately bowed the salad with appreciation. It was way too delicious and I didn’t get the feeling of having a salad. This salad was healthy, protein rich, filling and flavorful. What more do I want? Now even I have the answer if someone asks me about my favorite salad, it’s none other than Orange Chicken salad.

Orange Chicken Salad:

Ingredients:

For marinating chicken:

  • Boneless Chicken breast, cubed or cut thin long- 3 breasts
  • White Vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Corn starch- 1 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt-to taste

For Orange Sauce:

  • Orange juice- 1/3 cup
  • Soy Sauce, low sodium-2 tbsp
  • Sesame oil– 1tsp
  • Brown sugar- 1tsp
  • Crushed Red chili- 1/2 tsp

Other ingredients:

  • Garlic minced-1 tsp
  • Ginger minced-1 tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 tbsp for garnish
  • Oil for stir frying- 2tbsp

Instruction:

  • In a bowl, combine the chicken, vinegar, corn starch, ground pepper and salt.

  • Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce by mixing all the above mentioned ingredients for making the sauce.

  • Heat the wok or wide skillet, add the oil and add ginger and garlic minced, stir fry it until aromatic.
  • Now, add the chicken and stir fry it until cooked well. Avoid over cooking or browning the chicken.

  • Add the prepared sauce into the chicken and stir fry it for another 2 minutes.

  • Garnish with Green onions.

  • Remove from the heat and serve hot with salad or Rice of your choice.

Tips

  • I added the orange chicken to lettuce and baby carrots sliced.
  • Try to use sesame oil as this enhances the flavor of the orange chicken greatly.
  • Leftover chicken can be ¬†refrigerated. Reheat the chicken in microwave and top with your favorite veggies.

 

Orange Chicken Salad
 
Ingredients
For marinating chicken
  • Boneless Chicken breast, cubed or cut thin long- 3 breasts
  • White Vinegar - 2 tbsp
  • Corn starch- 1 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt-to taste
For Orange Sauce
  • Orange juice- ⅓ cup
  • Soy Sauce , low sodium-2 tbsp
  • Sesame oil - 1tsp
  • Brown sugar- 1tsp
  • Crushed Red chili- ½ tsp
Other ingredients
  • Garlic minced-1 tsp
  • Ginger minced-1 tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 tbsp for garnish
  • Oil for stir frying- 2tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken, vinegar, corn starch, ground pepper and salt.
  2. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the sauce by mixing all the above mentioned ingredients for making the sauce.
  4. Heat the wok or wide skillet, add the oil and add ginger and garlic minced, stir fry it until aromatic.
  5. Now, add the chicken and stir fry it until cooked well. Avoid over cooking or browning the chicken.
  6. Add the prepared sauce into the chicken and stir fry it for another 2 minutes.
  7. Garnish with Green onions.
  8. Remove from the heat and serve hot with salad or Rice of your choice.
Notes
I added the orange chicken to lettuce and baby carrots sliced.
Try to use sesame oil as this enhances the flavor of the orange chicken greatly.
Leftover chicken can be refrigerated. Reheat the chicken in microwave and top with your favorite veggies.

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