Leftover Popcorn Chicken = Chinese Dinner

After a lovely 1 hour jog/walk through the park I got home to one hungry teenage child! Had a quick rummage through the fridge and found half a container of popcorn chicken that had miraculously not been eaten!

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Out it came with some onions and garlic cloves. Chopped them all up, sautéed the onions and garlic till they started caramelizing, then added the chicken.

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In the meantime I put together this simple tasty spicy orange sauce.

  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sambal oelek or other hot chili sauce

Heat a pan with a splash of olive oil. Add grated ginger; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken broth, orange marmalade, and soy sauce; bring to a boil. Cook until mixture is slightly thick. Stir in fresh lemon juice and sambal oelek.

Tossed in the Chicken, Onions and Garlic for one fabulous tasty meal!

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Whilst all of the above were cooking I made some jasmine rice and now we have Spicy Orange Chicken for dinner tonight! Who needs Chinese take-out?

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