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Orange Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

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Don’t anyone fall off your chair or anything, 
but the lovely dish appearing before you 
is 
not
a baked good.
I know, crazy times are upon us.
Today I am in the mood for healthy food.
Food you can love, love, love!
Without all the chub, chub, chub!
How about if we start posting these a bit more regularly!?
What do you say?
Delicious, low-cal and healthy.
Those are three things this girl needs a lot of.
Also, I wanted to mention for those of you who follow 
Jamie Cooks It Up! 
as part of my Facebook “Group”, things are changing up a bit.
I have been working on setting up a Facebook Page to replace my “Group”. A bit confusing, I realize, but I think the Facebook Page will be a lot of fun. It offers more of an opportunity to chat. You can even post your own pictures of these recipes there. 
I’d love to see them!
So would everyone else! 
We will all applaud you!
So, if you would still like to follow through Facebook look over to the right, scroll down a bit, and you’ll see my big fat Facebook Like Button. There is a place for you to click “like”. If you click on this you will automatically join the Jamie Cooks It Up! Facebook Page and links to all of my upcoming posts will be added 
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Hang on tight, thanks for riding, and enjoy your day here at Lagoon.
Help me Rhonda…I need more sleep.
Where’s my Diet Coke?
Anyone,
Anyone???


Orange Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe created by Jamie Cooks It Up!
4 chicken breasts
3/4 C flour
1/4 t salt
2 T olive oil
5 large carrots
1 onion
2 bell peppers (red, green or orange…you choose)
6 stalks celery
salt and pepper to taste (again with the “you choose”)
Sauce:
3/4 C fresh orange juice
1/4 C soy sauce
1/2 t ginger
2 t rice vinegar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 t sesame oil
pinch red pepper flakes
2 T corn starch
1 C chicken broth

1. Cut those chicken breasts up into 2 inch cubes. Combine the flour and the 1/4 t salt in a small bowl. Throw the chicken around in it until all of the pieces are covered.
2. Heat up a large skillet. When it’s nice and hot add 1 T oil and throw your floured chicken into it. You understand that I don’t mean throw it in like my friend Pam throws a softball. (Fast as a rocket, I tell ya.) Just toss the chicken in gently, now. We don’t want you to rupture anything.
3. Cook your chicken until it is golden all over. (About 10 minutes)
4. While your chicken is cooking up, chop up your veggies. Make sure they are about the same size. Don’t get out your tape measure….just roughly about the same size will do fine.
5. When your chicken is pretty and golden, take it out of the pan and place it on a nice plate.
6. Add another T of oil into the hot skillet. Add your veggies and cook over medium high heat until crisp tender…about another 10 minutes.
7. While your veggies cook add all sauce ingredients to a medium sized sauce pan. Whisk them together until they are all combined nicely. Bring to a boil. Once it boils it should thicken up nicely for you. (Don’t you love it when things act nicely….like when someone brings you some Diet Coke when you are all out! That is acting nicely!)
8. When your veggies are crisp tender add your thickened sauce and chicken into the pan. Stir it all around and there you have it. Serve over a bed of rice.
   Yum…..!!!! And we didn’t even include chocolate and butter! Crazy….just plain crazy.
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18 Comments

  1. 1
    August 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I came upon your blog through someone else's blog roll, and I really like it! You've got a lot a great recipes here! I've just signed up to be a follower ~

  2. 2
    August 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I've been wanting to make another stir fry. I haven't done one for a long time. This recipe looks perfect, plus I already have all the ingredients. I hate buying specialty products I only use once before it expires! :) Thanks.

  3. 3
    August 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    From reading through the ingredients, this looks pretty good! I'll have to give this one a try sometime with the fam. I like stir-fry a lot, so this is great! =)

  4. 4
    August 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Jamie~
    Great recipe! I love that kind of food! I'm a new follower on your FB page. :)

  5. 5
    August 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Yummy! I love stir fry(and so do my hips!).I'm up to 3 Diet Cokes a day(what happened to bedtime, anyway?).

  6. 6
    August 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I stopped at Maverick and got my big ol' Diet Coke today. Ahhh, nothing like a Diet Coke fresh from the fountain at Maverick. Jamie Cooks It Up and Diet Coke- what would I do without them?

  7. 7
    August 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I was actually going to skip over looking at your blog today because I am trying to eat healthier and I didn't want a yummy temptation staring at me, begging me to make it – bake it- and devour it. I was so excited to see a healthier recipe and the promise of more. Thank you, thank you!

  8. 8
    Amber
    August 12, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I made this tonight. MMMMMMMmmmmmm, LOVED it!!! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  9. 9
    August 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I like this healthier version of orange chicken! It looks fantastic.

    P.S. I thought you'd be interested in the etiquette of the usage and placement of chopsticks! It's so interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopsticks

  10. 10
    August 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Huge hit at my house and a definite make again! Everyone loved it and even the veggies disappeared. Thanks again for all the wonderful Jamie Cooks It Up recipes. My family thanks you!

  11. 11
    August 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for this healthier recipe. I've been trying to cut out sugar and all your yummy treats are just too tempting. I really appreciate good, healthy meals. I'd like to see more of those and a few less treats.

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      February 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Hey just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pueitrcs aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome .

  12. 13
    Jeanne
    January 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I made this last night and it was awesome. I've been wanting to try it for a long time and finally got all the ingredients. It was perfect! I love your recipes. Thanks!

  13. 14
    February 8, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Jamie – I'm so excited! I made this for my family tonight and all 3 very picky kids ate at least some part of it. That is a record for me. I did add baby corn, water chestnuts and orange zest and it was delish. Keep the recipes coming. You might just actually reform me into being a cook again.

  14. 15
    April 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I found your recipe voer at Mommy's Kitchen. I made it a few nights ago and we loved it! no leftovers :) Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  15. 16
    August 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    this looks so good! im excited to try it. when you say 1/2 tsp ginger-do u mean fresh or the spice? thanks!

  16. 17
    August 5, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Hi Hilary,
    The ginger used in this recipe is indeed the spice. Good luck! Hope you love it!
    ~Jamie

  17. 18
    Shelly S
    October 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This recipe is amazing!! Thank you Jamie. I have made five recipes so far from your blog and I couldn’t be happier – they all turned out wonderful. I’m can’t wait to try more.

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