sesame chicken with snow peas

Sep 30, 2010 by

if you’re faithful to my blog, you know that i’m not a huge fan of asian food.  it’s growing on me, but i’m still not giddy over it.  well, the point of this blog, for me, is to try new recipes/cooking styles and so i’m  charging forward with all things new.  this recipe scored a 6.5/10 on the tom scale for lack of flavor and choice of vegetable.  i think i would give it a 7, because i did like the crunchiness of the peas, but this wasn’t my favorite asian dish that i’ve made.  that honor goes to orange chicken. slightly adapted from food network magazine 5 tbsp soy sauce 4 tsp toasted sesame oil 3 tbsp honey 1 lb. boneless chicken tenderloins, cut into chunks 6 tsp canola oil 2 scallions, thinly...

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chicken stir fry

May 14, 2010 by

i’m a huge fan of ikea.  unfortunately in nashville, the closest ikea is four hours away in atlanta.   nashvillians are crazy about ikea.  there is a rumor that one is coming to nashville, and there is also a company that specializes in personalized ikea shopping for nashvillians.  anyways,  we took a road trip there a few weeks back and i picked up one of these bad boys.  honestly, i think i’m most excited about making homemade mac n’ cheese in it.  but i broke it in making chicken stir fry. i’m not sure what to think of my first wok experience.  it did produce a tasty result and it was a lot less messier than cramming all of the ingredients into a 12″ non-stick pan.  but the shape of the pan made it...

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orange chicken

Mar 5, 2010 by

i was so pleased with the outcome of my kung pao chicken, i decided to try my hand at another asian dish.  one of the mall food court variety. i really liked the sauce and the chicken coating.  it is shown above, served on a bed of white rice with egg rolls, fresh from the freezer section. 🙂 source 1 1/2 c water 2 tbsp orange juice 1/4 c lemon juice 1/3 c rice vinegar 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 c packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root 1/2 tsp minced garlic 2 tbsp chopped green onion 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 3 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1 c all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

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