As some of you may know I've been making the most of this summer break and have been on the go! This past week I was able to recoup and spent the majority of the week at home. This afforded me the opportunity to do a little cooking for myself. I love good take out and one of my favorites is orange chicken which usually comes fried! So I decided to make my own, non-fried version in an attempt to preserve my girlish figure *wink-wink*!
1 Small Yellow Onion (sliced)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 green onions (chopped)
Small piece of ginger (grated)
1 cup Top Note Tonic Bitter Orange
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
3 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (sliced)
2 TSP Honey
Red Pepper Flakes (pinch)
In a large skillet, heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil and saute onions, garlic, and ginger.
Once the onions begin to brown and the ginger and garlic become fragrant, add seasoned chicken and mix around to brown.
For a little kick add a few red pepper flakes.
It is starting to smell amazing! Mix everything together well!
I was given this awesomeness in a bottle about a month ago and I am so happy I was able to use it in this dish. It's Top Note Tonics in the Bitter Orange flavor which was perfect for my orange chicken! Top Note Tonics is a company based out of Milwaukee who specialize in premium bitter soda concentrates (with inspiration from Italian sodas). They are dedicated to using natural ingredients with no preservatives and high quality herbs and spices that allow them to create interesting flavors with complexity and balance. Some other flavors include Bitter Lemon and Gentian Tonic which has lime and ginger. What I like most about these tonics is that you can use them in cocktails and cook with them!!!
I added a cup to my dish!
Add a little honey.
Add chicken broth.
Let the magic happen. Make sure to stir constantly to combine all of the yummy flavors.
Once the dish starts to thicken, add green onions! I love green onions! Not only do they taste good but they serve as garnish as well!
Serve over a bed of rice and enjoy! This dish was done in no time and it was full of flavor so I definitely see it being a part of my dinner rotation once school is back in session! The bitter orange tonic was perfect for giving my chicken its orange flavor which went quite nicely with the flavor of the grated ginger! You dolls should definitely give this recipe a shot! If you do, I'd love to hear about it.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!