What is it about cooking Chinese food that is so intimidating? Before I start cooking any Chinese dish, I feel like I need to do some sort of crazy ritualistic routine to ensure that my meal will come out tasty. I often think to myself, maybe if I spin twice, touch my nose with my elbow and then scream, “Let’s do this” I will be able to pull it off. Well, instead of this bizarre routine, I have a better solution for creating no-fail Chinese food. Sometimes it is a simple recipe that totally does the trick! That is completely the case for this super fast and delicious honey orange chicken.
Whenever I eat good Chinese food, I catch myself thinking, I could never do this in my own kitchen. Maybe it is because I only had Chinese food in restaurants growing up and never saw my mom attempt to whip it up at home. Boy, I wish she did, because imagining her do the spinning and screaming routine is quite amusing! However, I have decided that Chinese food is pretty simple as long as you do not let it intimidate you.
Rather than crossing my fingers and holding my breath, I used the method of confidence to pull off this deceivingly simple recipe. Even when clumps of cornstarch were whirling in the air and my countertop was dripping with disagreeable honey, I kept my self-talk positive. After just 20 (yes, 20) minutes of cooking, I was able to see a masterpiece emerge, right before my own eyes.
My favorite thing about this honey orange chicken is that it is tastes better than what I would expect to come out of my kitchen. What I mean, is that I was completely floored by the fact that this chicken rocked! And I made it! Who knew?! Maybe just coming up with a super easy recipe was all I needed to pull off Chinese food!
If you want to please a hungry crowd or a hungry table full of growing kids, look no further. Pair with rice or cheat a bit and heat up some frozen fried rice. We give you permission because just look at our pictures – that one-hundred percent came out of our freezer! After you amaze yourself with this effortless and so perfectly gooey chicken, you deserve a little, tasty shortcut! We won’t tell if you don’t!