Pinterest. Who is addicted, raise your hands! Me, Me, Me! I think I’d have to live to be 300 to make all the things I’ve pinned. But I’m slowly working my way through! One thing I couldn’t wait to try was Orange Chicken with Asparagus. Fitness magazine called it one of their Flat Belly Foods. Sounds good to me.
My mother-in-law is always talking about how much she loves orange chicken so Mrs. Aubrita I hope you try this and like it! Sure, it’s not the same as what you would get in a restaurant, those places usually deep fry and use things like corn syrup to make the sauces. This was a very light version, but it was so flavorful! I think it’ll definitely satisfy the craving when you don’t want to use those calories for the real deal.
Orange Chicken with Asparagus
Recipe from Fitness
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 oz. chicken, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped asparagus (I used frozen and thawed)
1 can Straw mushrooms
1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (I ignored that and used Tabasco brand)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sesame seeds
juice and zest of one orange
brown rice or fried rice for serving with
In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Saute’ the chicken, garlic and red pepper flakes for 7 minutes or until cooked through. Add the asparagus and mushrooms, cook three additional minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds and juice and zest of the orange. Add to the skillet and cook another minute. Serve with the rice.