MarthaRayDeen's Mandarin Chicken with Peppers

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@MarthaRayDeen

This is a version of "Orange Chicken", except I didn't want the breading on the chicken. It's easily modified to be breaded like the traditional orange chicken, and I will give those instructions at the end of the ingredients list. Otherwise, keep it healthy and use the original directions, you'll love it and not really miss all that breading!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

2 large
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp
olive oil
1 small
green pepper, cut into strips
1 small
red pepper, cut into strips
2
scallions, sliced
2 c
martharaydeen's orange sauce
1 medium
mandarin orange
1 dash(es)
salt & pepper to taste

FOR BREADED VERSION ONLY:

1/2 c
cornstarch
1 medium
egg, beaten
1/2 c
panko crumbs
1/4 - 1/2 c
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1. Cut chicken breasts into 1" cubes. Season with salt and pepper on all sides.
2. Heat a non stick skillet to high/medium high (or any pan you trust an egg not to stick to)
3. Add the olive oil and as soon as it gets hot, toss in the seasoned chicken and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes, or until there is no pink in the chicken. You want it to have a nice browning on all sides.
4. Add the green and red peppers and sautee approximately 2 minutes, letting the peppers get some blackened sides.
2
5. Add 2 cups of orange sauce and as soon as it is all combined, remove from heat and add the sliced scallions. Squeeze the juice of the mandarin orange over all. (this really kicks it up!)
3
NOTE: FOR BREADED VERSION ONLY:
1. Toss seasoned chicken in cornstarch, then egg mixture, then panko crumbs. 2. Fry chicken in oil until browned and crispy (do not overcook, this will take only about 4-5 minutes on medium/medium high heat). Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Continue with sauteeing the vegetables in 2 tsp olive oil over high heat then add the cooked chicken back to the pan before adding the orange sauce.
4
I serve this aside my lowfat version of fried rice :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy