Thursday, July 14, 2011

5 minutes Orange Chicken for Dumb'me'

This morning:-

Me :  Oh dear, what you girls want for lunch today?

Mei Mei : Chicken! Chicken!

Jojo :  *looking at Mei Mei - Jojo always like to 'correct' Mei Mei sayings* You don't have chicken...chicken is chicken!  The one running in the farm! You must tell mommy what chicken you want mommy to cook!

Mei Mei :  Chicken lah!  The one like KFC!

Jojo :  That is called fried chicken!

Mei Mei : I want fried chicken! I want fried chicken, Mommy!

Me :  Hmm... fried chicken is not very healthy...can we try something else?

Mei Mei :  Sweet sweet chicken! (Mei Mei version of Sweet n sour chicken)

Jojo : Chicken! Chicken! Chicken, again!  Later you turn into chicken!

Me :  Let me check if I have the recipe... (flipping the recipe book...just newly bought!)

Jojo :  Mom!  Look!  Chicken in lemon sauce!  This look nice!  Can you cook that?

Me :  Lemon....hmmmm..... back into the kitchen.  And invent my 'secret recipe'...


Original version of lemon chicken....                       My version


Chicken;                                                               Chicken;
1 slice of chicken breast                                         3 chicken drumstick (chopped)
1 egg                                                                    1 teaspoon soya sauce
1 teaspoon of corn flour                                         1 teaspoon of sugar
1/3 of fresh lemon (squeezed)                                1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon of white pepper                                    1 teaspoon of minced garlic
5 drops of sesame oil
4 tablespoons of plain flour.
3 tablespoons of dried breadcrumbs.
Salt to taste

Lemon sauce;                                                    Orange sauce :
2/3 of fresh lemon (squeezed)                              2 tablespoon of Sunquick orange drink concentrate
1 tablespoon of honey                                          1 teaspoon chicken stock (optional)
1 cup of water                                                     1 drop dark soya sauce (to add slight color - optional)
2 teaspoon of corn flour                                       1 teaspoon of light soya sauce (or salt to taste)
2 tablespoon of sugar                                           Some orange zest (or lemon...optional)
1cm ginger (finely chopped)
½ cube of chicken stock
Salt to taste

My method :-

1.  I don't like deep I just brown the chicken in non stick pan.

2.  Add in some minced garlic and zest of orange... this make the chicken really fragrant!

3.  Pour in the orange sauce.  Make sure your pan are really hot! Stir for minutes until the sauce thickening...add drop of dark soya sauce to get the color of reddish orange...


4.  Jojo :  Mmmm... that smells good! *from the living room*  
     Me :  *All smiles - because I know my lunch project is successful!*

5.  The finished product...* I sprinkle some sesame seed on the top*

Mei Mei : *Running to the dining table*  Yeah..yeah! My sweet sweet chicken!

Jojo :  *Follow at the back*  Not sweet sweet chicken...It's Lemon Chicken! - see the recipe book! *showing Mei Mei the recipe book again!*

Me :  *with 'evilly grinned face...*Shhh...why break the fun?

Mei Mei finished two bowl of rice during lunch!  Lemon or Orange? That's not long as the little stomach is full and satisfy!

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed... 
I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself. 

Have a nice day!


Link this recipe at :-

Cookin' for my CaptainhomeworkConfessions Of A Stay At Home Mommy


  1. Wow! This looks Awesome! Maybe I'll save some money and go to Panda Express less often :) I'm having a link party Cast Party Wednesday. This recipe would be a perfect addition. Would you come over and share some of your recipes with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  2. yummmmmy recipe :) seems full of taste..i enjoy reading mei mei & jo jo fun conversation..
    love it :)

  3. Me gusta tu blog, te sigo Besos desde Barcelona (España)

  4. How clever you are - I'd love to be able to whip something up like this! It looks delicious.

    Thanks for your sweet comment!

  5. This looks so good!! Thanks for linking up on our "Flash-back-Friday" hop, would love it if you could link up again this week!

  6. Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
    I hope to see you there!

  7. Who doesn't like sweet chicken? Your recipe looks great. I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

  8. This looks easy and has my tummy hungry!

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. @Katie @ This Chick CooksThanks for the invitation, hmm... gotta go and check what left in the fridge for the next easy - lazy recipe!

  10. @CrystalYou are sweet! So glad you like it!

  11. Saw your pic at Sugar Bee. Thanks for sharing!


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