My daughter dearly loves Chinese food. And by Chinese food, she’s referring to anything that gives her an excuse to have chopsticks at the dinner table.
Which if you really work at it, Cheerios could be considered Chinese food. Using her criteria for determining what is Chinese food and what isn’t.
Soup isn’t Chinese food. Oatmeal isn’t Chinese food.
So I’m always on the lookout for recipes that appear to be Chinese food in nature, to satisfy her need to use chopsticks at the family meal.
I found one. And I made it this week. It was simple and delicious. And happily it was actually on my weekly meal plan from e-mealz (see left sidebar).
Orange Curry Chicken
- 4 Chicken Breasts *
- 1 Cup Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
- 1 T. Curry Powder
- 1 t. Salt
- 1/2 Cup Water
* Either pound your chicken breasts very thin, or slice them in half, holding the knife parallel to your cutting board, to make them half as thick. (I was able to get away with using 3 large breasts, sliced in half to make 6.)
Did I lose anyone?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine marmalade and next 3 ingredients. Mix them well. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan and spoon marmalade mixture over the chicken. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, spooning sauce over chicken several times. If the sauce begins to stick to the dish, add a little bit of water.
Ironically, I serve my Chinese food on Fiesta Ware
I dished this up with Jasmine Rice and steamed Broccoli. And Chopsticks.
And btw, one child’s Chinese eating utensil, is another one’s weaponry.
So watch where you seat everyone.
Have a great weekend everyone!