Monday, September 28, 2015

Easy Chicken

I tried a new recipe and I didn't ruin it or kill us. Shocking! I got the recipe from Living on a Dime. It is one of my all time favorite sites.
Believe it or not that is a picture of orange chicken. Look, the things I cook aren't always edible pretty but I try really, really hard so that counts for something.
Easy Orange Chicken-
4-5 chicken breasts
1 can orange soda
1/3 cup soy sauce
I chunked the chicken and then added the soda and the soy sauce and let it sit overnight. Bake at 350 for 2ish hours.
Next time I make this I'm going to throw a bag of frozen stir fry veg in it the last 15 minutes. This had a good flavor and was so simple even an idiot Sonya could do it.
Do you have a super easy go to recipe?
Sonya Ann


slugmama said...

Sounds good but I am scared of all the crap in that soda!lol

My super easy dish is Chinese chicken.
Takes a whole chicken.
Heat an 8 qt. pot of water 2/3 full of water to boiling.
Put in chicken. When water stops boiling take chicken out.
Cover pot and get it boiling again.
Put chicken back in pot, cover and turn off heat....yes, I said turn it off. And no peeking!
After 1 hr. in the pot(which is not turned on), uncover and take the chicken out.
When it's cooled off enough to handle, skin,, debone and break the meat into pieces with your hands.

Heat a tablespoon each of Soy sauce and Sesame oil together. Pour on chicken pieces. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of good salt on chicken. Toss in 1 onion, finely chopped(scallions or spring onions are best-use a small bunch of these instead of 1 Spanish onion).
Serve alone or with Asian noodles of your choice. (I generally also serve stir-fried veggies.)

If you can boil water and put a chicken into and out of a pot a couple times you can make this. ;-)

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-Could you just debone a rotisserie chicken and use that? I have to be honest, I love those things. The Costco ones are my favorite and you can make a wonderful broth from it.
You can use regular pop and not diet.
I think that I am going to have to try this one. Sounds super easy, like even I could do it.

slugmama said...

Sonya, I've never tried it using a precooked chicken so do that and report back. I think even you can combine soy sauce and sesame oil and onions. lolz

To make it as I know it you have to start with a raw chicken....

McVal said...

Oh that looks really good!!! Orange pop?! Really? I am so going to try that soon.

Jenny Woolf said...

I don't like orange soda at the best of times, but who knows it might be nicer with chicken!

Elephant's Child said...

Despite my vegetarian self I have a v easy chicken recipe I make for himself.
Brown chicken pieces in a pan.
Throw in:
A choppped onion.
A can of tomato soup.
A good dollop of seedy mustard.
A tablespoon of vinegar.
A couple of teaspoons of thymne.
Stir and forget for half an hour or so.
Easy, and I am assured very, very good.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I might try your orange chicken, but will probably substitute orange juice for the soda and coconut aminos for the soy sauce, just to keep it paleo. (Which I am doing so badly on right now, so I might as well go ahead and try it your way)

Meanwhile tonight I think I will try a variation of Elephant Child's recipe

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-That might be asking too much of me. LOL
But I have a serous thing for rotisserie chicken.

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-It was super easy to make. And now I'm hungry again.

Sonya Ann said...

Jenny Woolf-Den said it would be better with orange zest so that might be the way for you to do it. I'm just lazy is all, oh and a bad cook.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-What time is dinner?

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-Her recipe sounds wonderful but I wonder if I could use rotisserie chicken. Can you tell that I really want some rotisserie chicken? And I want to boil it down for the broth. Oh and then I want to make soup. OMG I may be in the mood to cook! I better drink away that feeling.