My wife invented this one to get my oldest away from chicken nuggets. It turns out we like it too. It’s sweet and just a little bit spicy.
3/4 cup honey
1-1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp homemade garlic powder or one clove fresh, finely diced (see this video for easy peeling)
3/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (important note)
1. Cut chicken into thin strips.
2. Measure out spices.
1. Heat honey in large frying pan on medium heat about four minutes or until it turns a carmel brown. See this image.
2. Add ginger, garlic and salt and mix.
3. Add chicken and mix.
4. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken if fully cooked, stirring occasionally.
Kick up the flavor a bit more by adding 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.
Like orange chicken even better? Add the zest of one orange in the last minute or so. Be sure to get just the orange off the orange as the white part underneath is very bitter.
This dish demands your close attention. You need to do the preparation before you start heating the honey as you won’t have time once that begins. Honey can go from fine to burned in a few seconds. Once the chicken is mixed into the pan however, you can breath easier.
You can get a nasty burn from hot honey as it sticks instead of just running off like water. Be careful!