My family LOVES Trader Joe’s frozen Orange Chicken. We love it so much we generally keep 4 bags of it in the freezer for nights when there is no way I can pull off a real dinner and I don’t want to feed my kids fast food. Nights like tonight, actually.
Except tonight we didn’t have any Trader Joe’s chicken in the freezer. What we did have, however, was regular chicken. The kind you have to add flavor and ingredients to.
**insert exasperated sigh of disdain here**
Mondays are sewing class night. And I never have time to make a real meal. But I thought I’d try to make Orange Chicken tonight anyways. And, y’all, it was so easy that I knew I had to share it with you!
Here’s the recipe:
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
enough flour, salt & pepper to coat the chicken
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
Cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces. Put in Ziplock bag with flour, salt, & pepper. Shake to coat. Cook the chicken in skillet with oil. In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Drain oil from chicken and pour sauce into skillet. Let simmer until sauce thickens.
It tasted so much like the chicken from Trader Joe’s and it is super simple and easy to make. I’m thinking I may actually make some and freeze it so that it will be even easier for us on nights when things are a little crazy.
Do you have a favorite easy recipe that you go to when things are super busy? I’d love to hear it!