February 3rd marks the first day of the Year of the Golden Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. According to Chinese tradition, the year of the rabbit brings a year in which you can calm your nerves and catch your breath. For Chinese New Year, here is an easy recipe for a classic Chinese-American food.
Orange chicken is one of my favorite things to order when I go out to a eat at a Chinese food restaurant. Even better is making it in the comfort of you own home, and paying much less! I originally wanted to try a deconstruction/reconstruction with this recipe, but failed miserably. I won’t go into too many details, but lets just say my fried rice balls ended up being a baked eggy mess instead. Luckily, I saved a portion of the orange sauce and was able to save the dinner. This recipe is one for everybody to keep in mind because it tastes just like the restaurant version.
Yield: 4 servings